Launched in 1990, BREEAM (the BRE Environmental Assessment Method) – the world’s first environmental assessment method – is now used in over 70 countries worldwide, offering a variety of social, environmental and economic benefits to its clients.
Energy Technologies Building (ETB) of the University of Nottingham is an exemplar low carbon building dedicated to research and development in sustainable energy technologies.
Built using energy efficient materials and designed to minimise demands for heating, cooling, lighting and ventilation, this showcase building demonstrates a range of low carbon technologies which leads the way towards the government’s ‘zero carbon’ target for all new public buildings by 2018.
Its key elements include daylighting, thermal insulation, external shading, renewable energy, rainwater harvesting, responsible material selection, electric car charging points and ecological habits in the roof.
Designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, BREEAM’s highest level for environmental sustainability, this building generates more energy than it requires, heating the neighbouring Institute of Mental Health Institute Building.
Photograph of the Energy Technologies Building is from the University of Nottingham website
BRE news release on the BREEAM Awards 2014 http://www.bre.co.uk/news/The-UK-and-France-sweep-the-board-at-this-years-BREEAM-Awards–954.html
Energy Technologies Building at the University of Nottingham http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/energy/alce/whatweoffer/energytechbuilding.aspx
Energy Technologies Building at the University of Nottingham (PDF) http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sustainability/Documents/ETB.pdf
Accelerating a Low Carbon Economy website, University of Nottingham http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/alce/index.php
BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) http://www.bre.co.uk/page.jsp?id=829
Sustainability and BREEAM http://www.bre.co.uk/page.jsp?id=1766
Best of BREEAM 2014: Today’s Most Sustainable Buildings (PDF) http://www.breeam.org/filelibrary/BREEAM%20Awards/BREEAM%20Awards%202014/Best_of_BREEAM_2014.pdf
Related posts on The Sustainable University News & Info website (this website)
Nottingham building achieves a BREEAM Outstanding rating https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/nottingham-building-achieves-a-breeam-outstanding-rating/
The HEA-Nottingham seminar | Online & open: modelling sustainability & ‘greening the academy’ through E-learning https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/the-hea-nottingham-seminar-online-open-modelling-sustainability-greening-the-academy-through-e-learning/
Nottingham’s free online course: Sustainability, Society and You https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/nottinghams-free-online-course-sustainability-society-and-you/
Newcastle Sustainability Research Director’s Public Lecture | MicroGrids: Niche Application or Fundamental to Future Energy Systems? https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/newcastle-sustainability-research-directors-public-lecture-microgrids-niche-application-or-fundamental-to-future-energy-systems/
Newcastle University’s £50 million ‘living lab’ project to develop the future Smart City https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/newcastle-universitys-50-million-living-lab-project-to-develop-the-future-smart-city/
HEFCE London event: NHS Sustainable Development jab to higher education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/hefce-london-event-nhs-sustainable-development-jab-to-higher-education/
Five questions and 100 delegates from 15 countries: COPERNICUS conference on higher education, sustainability and ESD https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/five-questions-and-100-delegates-from-15-countries-copernicus-conference-on-higher-education-sustainability-and-esd/
UNEP publishes Greening Universities Toolkit https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/unep-publishes-greening-universities-toolkit/
UCL Conference: Denaturalising nature, just sustainabilities and an ‘Environment Domain’ https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/ucl-conference-denaturalising-nature-just-sustainabilities-and-an-environment-domain/
Climate change adaptation is an investment for the future, says Lord Krebs https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/climate-change-adaptation-is-an-investment-for-the-future-says-lord-krebs/
UCL symposium focuses on Sustainable Resources for Sustainable Cities https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/ucl-symposium-focuses-on-sustainable-resources-for-sustainable-cities/
‘Climate Change: what sorts of knowledge for what sort of politics?’ https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/climate-change-what-sorts-of-knowledge-for-what-sort-of-politics/
Anglia Ruskin launches Global Resource Observatory (GRO) project https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/anglia-ruskin-launches-global-resource-observatory-gro-project/
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Higher Education’s role in building a sustainable world http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/higher-educations-role-in-building.html
Pathways to a sustainable university http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/pathways-to-sustainable-university.html
EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University (Part 1): curriculum content and delivery http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/education-pathway-to-sustainable.html
Opportunities for integrating sustainability across curricula (Part 2 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/opportunities-for-integrating.html
University of Planetshire approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 3 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/university-of-planetshire-approach-to.html
Outputs of the University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 4 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/outputs-of-university-of-planetshire.html
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