Building:One Sustainability Construction and Refurbishment Case Study Estate Development Service

Sustainability Construction and Refurbishment Case Study
Estate Development Service
Project start date: June 2008
Project end date: December 2010
Building:One was designed as an expansion of
These included:
the Business School, providing new teaching and
flush water for the toilets
learning spaces, research and office areas, as well
as social and café facilities and outdoor amenity
Installing a rainwater harvesting system to supply
Thermal efficiency, passive (natural) ventilation and
natural daylight
spaces. The project was completed in December
2010, following an 18 month construction period
Rooftop Solar thermal collectors to preheat water
and 2 year consultation period prior to that. The
Sustainable material use, particularly in furniture,
fabrics and timber sourcing
design and construction of Building:One is a good
example of protecting and improving the
Increased cycle parking and proximity to transport
ecological status of a site when developing it.
Improved wildlife habitat to encourage native
The location of the build was chosen to limit the impact
species with soft landscaping, bat, bird and insect
on the environment by building on the previously
developed car park, which was itself built over ‘filled’
and therefore contaminated land. Through consultation
The Estate Development Service Green Impact team
with other stakeholders, including the UoE Grounds and
examined the Building:One project as part of their
Sustainability Teams, wildlife consultants and
Excellence project. For more information on the
arboriculturalists, the project worked to improve the
ecological considerations involved in the project, see
ecological value of the area and link with nearby
their presentation.
important habitats and dispersal corridors for wildlife.
protected Turkey Oak tree were retained and
protected throughout the development.
The finished building achieved a BREEAM Excellent
status. As well as limiting the ecological impact of the
building, EDS also used a variety of construction
materials and techniques to reduce resources.
Existing features within the landscape, such as the