Indigo House is a 50 year old brick building, built for office use in the 1970’s. In that time the building has been refurbished several times, however this refurbishment was the most expansive and significant in its history, with intended extensions to the ground and 2nd floors and a complete overhaul of all building Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), lighting, internal space and additional renewable technology in the form of solar panels. The refurbishment is intended to bring the building up to standards in line with a modern newly built development intended for further commercial/office use.
Although the project had few technical difficulties, the structure and electrical supplies were all sufficient, it did have quite stringent energy and CO2 targets particularly for existing buildings. The newly-built extensions had to comply with the London Plan requirements, a 35% improvement over current Building Regs, and the client required a BREEAM “Very Good” rating.
- BREEAM Assessment
- SBEM Calculations
- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
- Energy Statement
QuinnRoss Energy performed all Building Regs, energy and CO2 thermal modelling calculations, energy strategies, all BREEAM management as well as fulfilling a significant number of the BREEAM credits themselves. We also advised quantities of solar panels required to meet the council’s requirements, amounts of insulation needed to enable the constructions to comply and ensured the building achieved its BREEAM target score, often going the extra mile to fulfil credits not instructed on.