The model of a sustainable contemporary development
The green credentials of any building are extremely important to an occupier, to help maintain efficient running costs. This has been at the forefront of the design for No. 2 Forbury Place and the building has achieved the following:
The design of the building exceeds the requirements of Building Regulations Part L 2A 2010.
Passive design measures have been incorporated into the development, including a design that has achieved good day lighting factors, specifying the U values of the thermal elements and controlled fittings to be improved over the minimum Building Regulation requirements.
The building’s specification has been designed to include energy efficiency measures and Low and Zero Carbon technologies such as air source heat pumps, Micro CHP (Combined Heat & Power) unit and photovoltaic panels to help minimise CO2 emissions associated with operational energy consumption.
Energy saving features
Lighting: daylight dimming and PIR control
Air source heat pumps
Micro CHP (Combined Heat & Power) Unit
Electric car charging points
Low water volume flush WCs
Low water volume taps
Energy metering and sub metering
Highly efficient façade
Mechanical ventilation heat recovery
Improved specific fan power (SFP’s)
Energy efficient luminaires
BREEAM & EPC RATING
The building has achieved a BREEAM for Offices 2011 rating of “Excellent”.
The building has achieved to achieve an EPC rating of “A”.
Excellent public transport connections
Provision of cyclist parking spaces, gym standard showers and changing facilities
Sustainably sourced timber
Production of a building user guide
Extensive public realm and landscaped areas
Considerate Constructors award