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Centre for Sustainable Chemistry, University of Nottingham

Centre for Sustainable Chemistry, University of Nottingham

08/01/2017

The building designed by architects The Fairhursts Design Group, occupies 4,500 sqm over two floors and features a teaching laboratory for advanced undergraduate classes, instrument rooms and a space for a range of outreach activities. 

As well as being UK’s first carbon neutral laboratory, it is also one of the first buildings in the world to receive the highest certifications under both the BREEAM and LEED rating systems for green buildings. The project set a maximum carbon expenditure target of c. 800 tonnes of carbon which includes embodied carbon within building materials, the construction process and for delivery of materials to site.

fermacell® dry lining boards were specified amongst the laboraties as a lightweight, environmentally friendly solution that combines design flexibility with the optimum fire, acoustic and impact performance. fermacell® board is made from recycled gypsum and recycled water thus, was able to provide a high BREEAM point yield, contributing to the project's environmental targets over more traditional dry lining methods. 


Architect: The Fairhurst Design Group
Main Contractor: Morgan Sindall
BREEAM score & rating: 94.1% Outstanding
Awarded: RIBA East Midlands Sustainability award 2018

 
© Martine Hamilton-Knight

© Martine Hamilton-Knight

© Martine Hamilton-Knight
 

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