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The first new build office in Bristol to commit to being Carbon Net Zero in Operation comes out of the ground

By District Energy posted 03-30-2021 12:30




CEG’s 200,000 sq ft EQ development will be Bristol’s first new build office to deliver Carbon Net Zero in Operation in accordance with the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) framework approach.

The building’s Carbon Net Zero credentials also support Bristol City Council’s declaration of a climate emergency and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Due for completion in February 2023, the striking glass building at 111 Victoria Street is the largest speculative office development currently underway in the south of England. Once complete, it will become home to more than 2,000 workers.

Sustainability has been at the heart of the design for EQ with initiatives including:

  • All electric building – with 100% green electric
  • On-site renewable energy provision through photovoltaic units on the roof  (capable of saving 25t of carbon dioxide each year)
  • Connection to Bristol City Council’s District Heating Network
  • Rainwater recycling (saving 2,000 litres of water per occupant each year)
  • A fabric first design – a more efficient façade reduces the amount of energy the building needs
  • The use of SMART Technologies to enable the optimum control to drive operational performance
  • Priority access for cyclists with a dedicated bicycle entrance and ramp from Temple Street to secure basement cycle parking (more than 260 spaces) and health club quality changing and shower facilities
  • Each of the 32 car spaces has an electric charging point and e-bike charging points are included
  • Designed to meet BREEAM Outstanding and targeting EPC A
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