The first stages of Da Vinci's refurbishment look to be complete, with new doors into the quad complete and just tidying up remaining. The bar also sports a freshly painted green walls - about the only thing that's green about it.
The original plans for Beit Masterplan caused long debates on energy efficiency that resulted in the Carbon Trust being asked to produce some recommendations. Unfortunately, one element of the Da Vinci's refurbishment plans seem to have slipped past last year's ICU President Sameena Misbahuddin - the new doors are single glazed, not double, allowing additional energy to escape.
The impact is likely to be negligible at present as the other windows are all single glazed, but this is likely to change as the building redevelopment continues. The current ICU exec are very unhappy with the situation, with the matter being discussed in the last meeting.
Refurbishment of the bar was only added to the project at the last minute, potentially contributing to this oversight. This year's sabb team are committed to a sustainable redevelopment and are considering the Carbon Trust proposals, which include windmills and a wood-chip burner. Burning of biomass may be a convenient way of disposing of errant sabbs without the inconvenience of censure.