Zero Carbon London
→ BREEAM Very Good
→ Whole Life Carbon 4,208 kgCO2e/m2
→ Development of in-house tool to measure carbon H\B:ERT (Hawkins\Brown Emissions Reduction Tool)
An underused Grade II-listed public library has undergone a refurbishment and extension to transform into a new civic anchor for the local community. Plumstead Centre demonstrates how a retrofit project can achieve social benefits, an economically viable offering and minimised impact on the environment encapsulated by a BREEAM Very Good rating. The building offers a civic presence on Plumstead’s
high street, offering free library facilities to stay open longer hours through cross-funding from paid facilities at the Centre. This was achieved thanks to the commitment by RB Greenwich to prolonged sustainable business models for key community assets.