“Practical Guide to Sustainability”
Matthew Edis, BREEAM Assessor/ Low Carbon Consultant; Sustainable Construction Services &
Bernard Doyle, Principal Architect & Managing Director; View Architects
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important KPI for publicly funded building projects. Many funding streams require compliance with specific performance criteria, such as BREEAM, to qualify for funding which requires upfront investment in consultants and decisions made at early stages affecting the whole design.
This seminar looks at how best to negotiate this process with the understanding that the early project stages will be progressed speculatively with very limited funds until funding is confirmed at a much later stage of the project.
The seminar will provide useful advice and guidance using examples taken from recent education projects of different sizes. The seminar would be suitable for anyone who is considering a project where sustainability is likely to be a key performance indicator, or where the client, or other stakeholders have a specific interest in sustainability.
“Millfield Sports Centre – Innovative Technology – Paragon Sprung Structures “
Nigel Marcoolyn, Director of Architecture; Cowan Architects
We have recently completed two world-class sporting buildings at Millfield School, for an indoor cricket centre and golf academy. The two centres enable high quality, state of the art teaching within simple but high quality buildings that are well insulated, acoustically good, provide good natural day lighting and are highly air-tight. They have also been highly praised by the ECB and short listed (though now postponed) for the education building of the year (by SBC).
The buildings themselves offer all of the advantages of a traditional building, such as the permanence, life-time guarantee, ability to fit-out, type of accommodation and space; with additional advantages as standard including BREEAM excellence, SE compliant natural light, enhanced insulation, greatly reduced weather noise, lightweight construction (reducing groundworks), up to 60% saving on construction time and up to 50% cost saving.
Design wise Sprung offers further huge advantages. One client we are working with has gained 200sqm of additional floor area within the same envelope for only £250/sqm.