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Treleigh Industrial Park shortlisted at the BREEAM 2015 awards

19th February 2015

Plot 6 at the Treleigh Industrial Park in Redruth, Cornwall has been shortlisted in the ‘Industrial’ category at the BREEAM 2015 awards.

The BREEAM Awards recognise the achievement of those involved in the specification, design, construction and management of buildings which have achieved amongst the highest BREEAM certification scores this year.

Capita provided BREEAM assessment and accredited professional services on the Plot 6 project which is an industrial building consisting mainly of a large operational/production floor area with a two storey office and welfare block.

From the outset the project design and construction concept was to minimise environmental impact through the construction management plan, including minimising waste to landfill, local sourcing of materials, labour and services, the construction would enable the occupier to be energy efficient by generating electricity through solar PV, use of natural light and mechanical/natural ventilation.

The development included a landscape and planting plan to utilise indigenous species. The building design was undertaken using a social sustainability toolkit and is fully accessible and future proofed for further expansion

Other key features include:

  • Building energy metering has been installed on all items to monitor in-use energy consumption, raise occupant awareness and help reduce consumption;
  • Low energy efficient external lighting with photocell controls and angled to avoid night-time light pollution;
  • 7kW array of photovoltaic panels to provide low carbon electricity and reduce CO2 emissions by 15%;
  • Low VOC finishes;
  • Provision of cycle storage for building staff informed by Travel Plan, plus limited car parking spaces on site to reduce car travel;
  • Water leak detection systems in addition to sanitary supply shutoff values controlled by PIR sensors to toilet facilities to reduce potable water consumption;
  • Maximum scores achieved for low environmental impact materials for building fabric, landscaping and boundary protection;
  • All materials used have been responsibly sourced from suppliers with either ISO 14001, FSC/PEFC or BES6001:2008 certification;
  • Exceptionally low construction waste generated and 100% diversion of waste from landfill;
  • 100% locally sourced recycled aggregates used;
  • Waste compactor to allow for efficient storage of recyclable materials;
  • Installation of bird boxes, native and wildlife planting to ecologically enhance the site;
  • No cooling provided and mixed mode ventilation, utilising natural ventilation methods where possible;
  • Highly efficient, low NOx boiler and air heaters for operational areas;
  • Sustainable drainage methods for surface water attenuation and petrol interceptor within car park to avoid watercourse pollution and surface water runoff;

The winners will be announced on Tuesday 3rd March at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square

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