Vote now for your winner in the 2015 BREEAM Awards
Your chance to vote for the project you believe deserves recognition in the Your BREEAM Award 'people's choice' category
Report from – Damien Carr
(Co-operative Group’s One Angel Square headquarters - Winner of Your BREEAM Awards 2014)
As part of the 2015 BREEAM Awards, readers of Building4change.com are being given the chance to vote for the building that they believe most deserves recognition.
For this special Your BREEAM Award, we have put together a shortlist, comprising the top scoring buildings in each award category for the 2015 BREEAM Awards. Now it’s up to you.
You have one vote to cast for the building that you believe is the very best of the elite of the top-scoring BREEAM buildings vying for a BREEAM Award this year. You may vote for a building because you believe it has fantastic sustainable design quality. Or you may place your vote for a building because you live, work in or visit it and know that it’s a great place to be.
Whatever your reason, we want your vote.
In order to vote, simply click on the Vote for… for the project of your choice below to generate a voting email, then press send. Voting will remain open until midnight on Thursday 12 February 2015, when all votes will be counted.
The winner will be announced as part of this year’s BREEAM Awards 2015 celebration at The London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square on Tuesday 3 March 2015, supported by Ecobuild organiser UBM. To find out more, click here.
Voting closes Thursday 12 February (midnight).
The refurbishment of top floor of this office building achieved BREEAM Outstanding. Sustainable features include high performance double-glazing, a natural ventilation strategy utilising openable windows for effective cross ventilation and high levels of natural daylight with user adjustable solar shading.
- Peter Deer and Associates (BREEAM Assessor)
- Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects (Architect)
- Derwent London PLC (Client)
NIAB's Sophi Taylor Visitor Centre is BREEAM Outstanding. Heat demand is met by an existing biomass boiler system located in an adjacent building while roof mounted photovoltaic panels supply electricity. The walls and roof are constructed with pre-fabricated cross laminated timber panels.
- Rolton Group (BREEAM Assessor)
- National Institute of Agricultural Botany (Client)
- R H Partnership (Architect)
Fornebu S, Oslo (In Norwegian)
The Fornebu S shopping mall is an Energy class A, passive building located just outside of Oslo. Features include district heating and cooling using seawater for heat exchange, an a airtight and well insulated building envelope plus zoning and sensors to optimize ventilation.
- Asplan Viak AS (BREEAM Assessor)
The two-storey, 128,000 sq ft building is the only department store in the world to receive a BREEAM Outstanding rating.The building includes sun pipes fitted in the back of the shop to take advantage of natural light and air displacement ventilation to reduce energy usage and improves air quality.
- Synergy BSS Ltd (BREEAM Assessor)
- John Lewis Partnership (Client)
- Brooker Flynn Architects (Architect)
Western Power Distribution’s new 650m2 depot in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, which incorporates associated office and ancillary accommodation, achieved BREEAM Outstanding, with a final score of 101.9%.The building maximises the use of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. The building was designed to be naturally ventilated.
- GreenBuild Consult Ltd (BREEAM Assessor)
- WPD Ltd (Client)
- B3 Architects (Architect)
The new surgery and pharmacy, which occupies the site of the former GP practice, has a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating. Features include PV panels on the south facing roof, various styles of external cladding to increase energy-efficiency.
- McCann & Partners Consulting Engineers (BREEAM Assessor)
- Apollo Capital Projects Ltd (Client)
- Boyes Rees Architects (Architect)
The single-storey newbuild school for 390 pupils achieved BREEAM Outstanding. Features include of Earth Tubes, which exploit ground source energy via controlled ventilation to introduce fresh air into the school, a biomass boiler which burns wood pellets to provide heating throughout the school and the creation of a bat roosts and wetland habitat alongside native tree and hedgerow.
- WYG Group Ltd (BREEAM Assessor)
- Durham County Council (Client)
- Redbox Architecture (Architect)
The building, which includes eight controlled temperature (CT) rooms, is BREEAM Outstanding. Features includes triple glazed windows to provide ultra-high levels of insulation and air permeability and an integrated Combined Heat and Power, water-cooled heat rejection and ‘coolth tank’ system to minimise the electrical demand of the CT rooms.
- Method Consulting LLP (BREEAM Assessor)
- Tremough Development Vehicle (Client)
- Stride Treglown (Architect)
This refurbishment of Georgian Terrace achieved a BREEAM Outstanding rating. The developer and architect worked Westminster City Council and English Heritage on appropriate measures for the listed building. Features include grey water recycling and rain water harvesting, wall insulation, photo-voltaic and solar thermal energy generation.
- Eight Associates (BREEAM Assessor)
- Grosvenor (Client)
- David Morley Architects (Architect)
At 45,280 m² Capital 8, which has a BREEAM Outstanding rating, is one of Paris' largest office developments. The building’s key environmental features, include building services and technologies.
Designed by architects Groupe-6, La Caserne de Bonne is the first shopping centre worldwide to achieve BREEAM In-Use Outstanding in both its building performance and management of its resources. Sustainable features include green roofs, bioclimatic hall and geothermal power.