Provided sustainability design input to 3DReid’s design team during the initial development of the design concept for The Cooperative’s new, 500,000sqft highly sustainable HQ office building, including:
> Studies of low carbon design options for large office buildings
> Producing a matrix for achieving various BREEAM ratings to test the implications of the client’s ambition for a BREEAM ‘Outstanding Rating’ at the early design stage.
The low energy design adopted includes:
> Double skin façades
> Tempered fresh air supply through earth ducts
> Energy efficient comfort cooling from chilled beams
> A combined heat, cooling & power plant, fuelled from bio-oil produced from rape seed grown on Coop owned farms, and using the waste heat to provide cooling through absorption chillers.
Client: The Cooperative Group
Work undertaken for 3DReid
Images reproduced by kind permission of 3DReid