24 Jun '13, 9am

first commercial #Passivhaus and #Breeam outstanding to be built Uni East Anglia

UEA’s low carbon centre gets green light Date released: 21 Jun 2013 The first commercial building to be designed to achieve both Passivhaus and BREEAM Outstanding certifications has been granted planning permission. The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA), designed by UK-GBC members Architype and BDP, as well as Churchman Landscape Architects, also aims to set radical new standards in terms of embodied energy and use of materials from renewable sources. The centre, which will house a mix of academic teaching and enterprise functions, will include a timber and glulam frame, a locally sourced Brettstapel constructed lecture theatre and prefabricated Norfolk straw and reed cladding panels. Ben Humphries, Associate Director from Architype and lead designer for the project, described the building as an “exciting and innovative piece of architecture.” “The b...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/news/uea%E2%80%99s-low-carbon-centre...

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