New London Architecture

Projects in practice: Zero Carbon London

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Wednesday 09 December 2020
10:00 - 11:30

The first seminar of the NLA series of Projects in Practice will look into the approaches of environmental design used to reduce carbon emissions. 
The first seminar of the NLA series of Projects in Practice will look into the approaches of environmental design used to reduce carbon emissions. 
 
This session will present two exemplar London projects that show best practice in re-use, low carbon materials and sustainable design.
 
16 Chart Street is the redevelopment of an existing 1930s warehouse building into a sustainable and collaborative workspace. The project demonstrates a commitment to retrofit and reuse, with the development seeking to retain as much of the existing building fabric as possible. To increase the building’s area a new roof and side extension have been added using structural timber. The timber acts as a natural carbon store and allowing for an efficient construction process, the use of exposed structural timber has significantly reduced the carbon cost of the project. 


Institute of Physics is a highly sustainable building which acts as a ‘living lab’ to showcase physics and innovative technology. The buildings’ green roof SUDS supports sustainable urban drainage preventing water pollution and flooding. Parts of the demolition, including the windows were donated to a local hostel and the Community Wood Recycling social enterprise scheme. The concrete is certified BES6001 Excellent for its responsible sourcing just two miles away from the site. An integrated approach to sustainability includes the bore hole cooling piles, PVs, blue and green roofs, and free cooling ventilation strategy.
 
Detailed presentations will be given by the design teams on the approaches to low carbon design, the calculation of embodied carbon, the use of low carbon materials including the use of timber in construction, renewable energy on site and evaluation of energy performance.
 
Projects in Practice’ presents London’s leading projects and the products that define them. The series gets under the skin of the best new projects across all sectors in the capital, revealing the technical aspects of their design, specification and delivery. Each seminar focuses in on a specific sector, from schools, offices and homes, to tall buildings, linking in with NLA’s existing programme streams, and features projects presented by the architects, engineers and other team members instrumental in making London’s most successful buildings work.
 
This event is also linked to the Net Zero programme topic.


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Programme

10:00    Welcome from Chair
Peter Murray, Curator-in-Chief, New London Architecture 
 
Project 1: 16 Chart Street
 
10:05    Overall design approaches
Mark Tillett, Director, Heyne Tillett Steel
 
10:15    Structural Frame Options and the Use of Timber
Andrew Howe, Associate Director, Heyne Tillett Steel
 
10:25    Calculating the Embodied Carbon and the Whole Life Carbon
Laura Batty, Senior Technical Research Engineer, Heyne Tillett Steel
 
Project 2: Institute of Physics
 
10:35    Overall design approaches
Harish Ratna, Director, TateHindle
 
10:50    Bringing Down Demand: Fabric
John Edmondson, Associate Director, Aecom
 
11:05    Panel discussion
 
11:15    Q&A

Speaker biographies

Harish Ratna

Director, TateHindle

John Edmondson

Associate Director, AECOM

Peter Murray OBE

Co-Founder, NLA

Mark Tillett

Director, Heyne Tillett Steel

Andrew Howe

Associate Director, Heyne Tillett Steel

Laura Batty

Senior Technical Research Engineer, Heyne Tillett Steel


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