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South Lanarkshire College shortlisted for 2016 BREEAM Award

January 20 2016

South Lanarkshire College shortlisted for 2016 BREEAM Award
Austin-Smith:Lord’s South Lanarkshire College low carbon teaching building has been nominated for a 2016 BREEAM Award courtesy of its low energy and waste standards to the health and well-being of its occupants.

Developed in partnership with BRE, Will Rudd Davidson and Cundall the highly insulated design features triple glazing, low energy fittings, a ground floor heat pump and photovoltaic array to ensure that the energy needed to run the building can be fully met by renewable sources.

Lead architect Catherine Cosgrove said: “Our brief from South Lanarkshire College was a very simple one – to design a new eight classroom teaching building that achieved a BREEAM Outstanding rating. Construction is one of the three main departments within the college and the client team wanted to experience every part of the design and construction of a low energy building. They intended to use the process as part of their teaching curriculum, something that worked well for them previously when they built a low energy exemplar house on the campus.

“Particular attention was paid to planning methods of post occupancy evaluation. Not only is this monitoring a requirement of the BREEAM “Outstanding” target but it can also be integrated into the construction curriculum. The intention is that the students will play an ongoing role in monitoring and assessing the performance of the building throughout its life.”

Elsewhere innovative solar chimneys provide ventilation with rainwater harvested for low water usage flushing toilets.
The low carbon teaching college has a zero net energy footprint
The low carbon teaching college has a zero net energy footprint


#1 Posted by Roddy on 20 Jan 2016 at 14:07 PM
From the computer generated images im guessing this is just a design stage certification rather than actually a full final post construction certificate ?

Perhaps someone could clarify ?
Urban Realm
#2 Posted by Urban Realm on 20 Jan 2016 at 14:09 PM
The project has been completed but the practice are unwilling to share images because the landscaping isn't ready
#3 Posted by Roddy on 20 Jan 2016 at 14:19 PM
Is the BREEAM Outstanding Certificate just a Design Stage Certificate ?


Has it actually achieved a Final BREEAM Outstanding Certificate.

Im guessing that if its only just finished its only the Design Stage.
#4 Posted by Gringo on 21 Jan 2016 at 11:06 AM
It might win a BREEAM award, but its certainly not going to get any beauty prizes!
Trombe Wall
#5 Posted by Trombe Wall on 21 Jan 2016 at 12:32 PM
First image describes it well. BREEAM = cycle racks.

Having said that, the zero net energy footprint, is a great asset to the client.
Urban Realm
#6 Posted by Urban Realm on 21 Jan 2016 at 15:36 PM
The school has achieved both a design and a final certificate. Photos will be available tomorrow

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