Sustainability Initiatives
BREAM ASSESSMENT

To review all environmental aspects of the site and the proposed building with a view to achieving the highest rating possible.

APPOINTMENT OF ECOLOGIST AS PART OF THE BUILDING TEAM

To investigate the ecological value of the site with a view to maintaining or enhancing the ecological value of the site to the benefit of all.

RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES CONSIDERATION

To investigate the alternative sources of renewable energy and to determine its suitability for the site and buildings.

INCREASED AIR TIGHTNESS

To obtain an air leakage rate for the building at least 50% better than that required under current Building Regulations.

INCREASED ROOF LIGHTS TO WAREHOUSE

To increase the percentage of roof lights from the institutional level of 10% of the roof area to 15%, to improve the natural daylight provision.

APPOINTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL CONSULTANT FOR ENERGY CALCULATION

To ensure the systems installed provide heating, lighting and cooling with minimum energy usage and wastage.

DESIGN OF OFFICES TO ENABLE FRESH AIR VENTILATION & NATURAL DAYLIGHTING

To review the design and alignment of the offices to maximise the use of fresh air ventilation and natural daylight.

MAXIMISE DAYLIGHTING

By use of sun path analysis, ensure that the alignment of the offices on the site maximises daylighting.

PROVISION OF SOLAR SHADING

To reduce heat gain within offices during the summer months with the benefit of more natural cooling.

PROVISION OF TINTED GLASS TO IMPROVE SOLAR CONTROL

To control heat gain within the building during the summer months.

PROVISION OF HIGH EFFICIENCY PLANT

To constantly review the latest products to reduce energy usages.

INCORPORATION OF BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND ENERGY METERING

To enable the building user to monitor the building system to reduce and control energy usage.

PROVISION OF USER LOG BOOKS AND BUILDING MANUAL

To enable the building user to manage and maintain the building systems to maximum effect for minimum energy usage.

SEASONAL COMMISSIONING

To arrange for the consultant to visit and carry out an assessment in use in two different seasons following completion.

PIR LIGHTING CONTROL TO OFFICES

To minimise energy usage whilst offices are not occupied.

PROVISION OF PHOTOCELLS & TIME CLOCK TO EXTERNAL LIGHTING

To control external lighting in relation to outside light levels.

DESIGN OF LIGHTING TO MINIMISE LIGHT POLLUTION

To review the location of all external lighting to minimise upward glare.

TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT PLAN

To help encourage less reliance on single occupancy private car travel.

USE OF WRAP (WASTE & RESOURCES ACTION PROGRAMME) TOOL

Use of on-line tool to review design to specify increased use of recyclable materials.

EMBODIED ENERGY ASSESSMENT DURING CONSTRUCTION

Investigate materials and method statements to increase carbon sequestrian on projects.

REDUCTION IN THE HEATING DESIGN TEMPERATURES

Reduction in the heating design temperatures without a material effect on the building amenity whilst accepting that this will require acceptance by occupier, investors and advisers alike.

PROVISION OF LOW ENERGY LIGHTING

To minimise energy usage whilst offices are occupied and lighting is switched on.

IMPROVED WATER CONSERVATION TO OFFICES

By providing the following water saving devices within the plumbing system.