Pollution investigation at Wellington Civic Centre
The CERC consultancy team investigated potential sources of high levels of pollution at Wellington Civic Centre offices. In work commissioned by Telford & Wrekin Council, ADMS 5 was used to carry out dispersion modelling of emissions from flues serving the leisure centre adjacent to the offices. CERC determined which sources were responsible for the high pollution levels and supported the design of mitigation measures to tackle the problem.
The modelling required the representation of a complex building arrangement and the calculation of pollution concentrations at both ground-level and elevated locations representing office windows. Modelling of potential mitigation options suggested that a package including changes to flue locations, increased flue heights and renewal of water heater boilers would sufficiently reduce pollution impacts.