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Examples of Projects Using BREEAM

 Project 1 - Deer's Wood Primary School (Now Kings Forest)

The old Deer's Wood School in south Gloucestershire was demolished and rebuilt the target BREEAM rating was Very Good.

South Gloucestershire Council

sedum roof school

South Gloucestershire Council requires that all new council buildings achieve as minimum a Very Good BREEAM rating. The design, engineering and landscape architecture was all carried out in house by the Council in house.

The finished project achieved a score of 59.9%. It scored highly in Water Saving (72%) and in pollution (72%).

Environmental Features included sedum roofs (right), to increase bio-diversity and provide additional thermal insulation.

BREEAM Features

Image result for wikimedia blindsIt also included integral blinds (left) to control solar gain during the summer months. Solar gain is the heating that occurs from sun shining through a window and in to a well insulated space. This is great in the winter, but in the summer can cause over heating.

High Levels of natural daylight were also encouraged, this helps with concentration and keep energy bills down, and associated carbon foot prints of energy use.

Image: Tomwsulcer [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Project 2 - Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit


Again in south Gloucestershire this project was required to meet a "very good" BREEAM standard.

The building design made good use of natural light and used water saving and energy efficient fittings to ensure its meeting of the intended BREEAM standards. BREEAM Green Guide. Solar Thermal Panels were specified to partially cater for the buildings energy demands, as it was envisaged large volumes of hot water would be required, and as solar thermal panels are more efficient than photo voltaic, it was considered best that this option should be exploited to meet 10% of the buildings energy requirements.

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