Nanterre sustainable development achieves design-stage BREEAM Outstanding
First building to achieve an interim ‘Outstanding' rating under BREEAM Europe Commercial 2009.A new, multipurpose building in Nanterre, France has achieved the highest ever BREEAM score for a building at the design stage.
Covering a floor area of 35,200m2, the landscaped site houses a restaurant, a number of social areas and basement parking. Sustainable design features include:
- Heating and cooling provided by geothermal heat pumps
- Automatic mechanical ventilation with heat recovery
- Solar panels providing 45% of the hot water used in the restaurant
- Low energy lighting
- 6,500m2 of photovoltaic panels
- Highly insulated building fabric.
In addition, 100% of the water used for irrigation and to flush WCs is provided by rainwater collection and recycling.
"BREEAM Europe certification enables our investors to compare their new projects and provides us with the motivation to reach better environmental performance", said Anne-Sophie Colin of BREEAM Assessors, Greenaffair.
Further information on BREEAM Europe Commercial can be found via this link.