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Brent Sustainability Forum - Civic Centre Update Aktar Choudhury Civic Centre Team Brent Council
Commitment to BREEAM Outstanding from outset. Design Stage Outstanding Awarded September 2012 Score of 92.55 per cent Greenest public office building in the country Fourth greenest building worldwide Only ten have received BREEAM Outstanding rating. A model of Sustainability – BREEAM Outstanding
Natural building ventilation Rainwater harvesting Indoor winter garden and green roofs A green transport plan including 250 cycling spaces and charging points for electric cars sustainably sourced building materials landscaped courtyards planted with carefully selected drought tolerant species IT offer i.e. Colorqube printers, thin client Air source heat pumps CHP Envac Sustainable Elements –Highlights
Features will combine to allow the Civic Centre to achieve a 33 per cent reduction in carbon emission with energy consumption Two times less than for similar conventional buildings Draft EPC ‘A’ rating with score of 22. Potential to lower this still. Average score for a newly built building is 60. Sustainability measures included within all major procurement activities including architect, contractor, furniture and removals. Sustainable Elements –Highlights
Timeline to Occupation • January to March 2013 -Fit out the building with furniture and IT • April – July 2013 Staff move into the building