Author: J. Gerrard (Expedition Engineering)
2 November 2015
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J. Gerrard (Expedition Engineering)
At the outset, the building’s design was developed to control its environmental and social impact. As a result of this clear vision, and the way the building was designed and constructed, the project has achieved the highest standards of sustainable construction.
The Living Planet Centre demonstrates that a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ sustainable building can be delivered to budget when clients, design teams and contractors work closely together towards a common goal. This collaboration has created an inspiring working environment for a charity which aims to raise awareness of the issues that affect our natural world.
Authors from Integral Engineering Design describe how they met their client's brief for a new science department that would demonstrate sustainable building structures to students. The result - The Nucleus - is a carbon-negative structure which will offset its operational emissions for seven years.
The article showcases the University of East Anglia's Enterprise Centre project, a low-carbon, sustainable building which achieves both Passivhaus standard and BREEAM Outstanding rating.
This article describes the climate-positive design for the campus of the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture.