Zero Carbon London
→ BREEAM Excellent
→ 5/5 credits based upon BREs Green Guide rating
→ 98% of the previous building recycled in construction
→ A weather station installed on the roof monitors building’s performance
→ Expose concrete robustness saves on the use of other materials
The new headquarters for the Institute of Physics is a highly sustainable building which acts as a ‘living lab’ to showcase physics and innovative technology. The institute now has a public building to provide education and exhibition facilities, a London office, an Accelerator Centre for start-ups, lecture theatre, and members’ room. 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.