Energy Efficiency & Biodiversity
Prater—Bloomberg London Building
Prater’s remit on this high-profile project, included green/bio-diverse roofing and the installation of riverstone cobble margins and natural paving slabs. The building, opened in 2017, received a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, with a 98.5 per cent score—the highest design-stage score ever achieved by any major office development.
H. McLarnon & Son Ltd—Head Office
The Northern Ireland-based contractor installed a range of energy saving and resource efficiency measures, including motion sensor LED lights throughout its new offices and stores, solar panels for under-floor heating, and water-efficient toilets. The company has also reduced waste to landfill, planted over 2,000 trees around its site, and replaced all old vehicles to improve fuel consumption.
The planning authority required a green roof integrated with renewable energy system in a relatively small area of this council block. Bauder's BioSOLAR system was used because it uses green roof substrate and vegetation to provide a ballast, removing the need to penetrate the waterproofing to secure the PV installation.