Nottingham | Glendine Properties
Improvement on the RIBA 2030 Challenge
This new mixed-use development in the Grade II listed Cavendish Building and Premier House in Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, will have commercial units on the ground floor and the upper floors will be student accommodation. At Viridis, we designed the services of this refurbishment based on ‘fabric first’ principles and thermal bridge free construction where feasible, to reduce energy consumption through design and, therefore, minimize the use of technologies necessary to achieve thermal comfort within the building. Also, we test the design against current building regulations to ensure compliance. Furthermore, we designed the building to be all-electric to help reduce the carbon footprint. We specified all the equipment and appliances to be energy efficient, LED lighting, skirting board heating and infrared panels, hot water cylinders with low heat losses, etc. All of this helped us achieve operational energy that exceeds the RIBA 2030 Challenge at a very cost-effective price!
The first step on the journey to Net Zero involves finding out exactly where you’re starting from, so that you can plan an accurate course.
A deep and thorough look at your project’s energy efficiency will help us identify where improvements can be made. So we’ll measure your building’s performance and ensure that it’s working at optimal levels. If it’s not, we’ll help you put that right in a way that works for you.
Energy Audits are a principal method of measuring and assessing the environmental performance of buildings. We undertake these audits for you to ensure that energy consumption is cost optimal.