Design for Deconstruction: Case Study : Modular Show House Construction

This is the first in a series of case studies that use a new methodology to assess the deconstruction potential of new build properties. The case studies and methodology have been funded by the BRE Trust to raise awareness amongst architects, designers and contractors of the potential of Design for Deconstruction (DfD) to create more … Continue reading “Design for Deconstruction: Case Study : Modular Show House Construction”

A workplace designed for well-being and creativity – Coca-Cola France’s BREEAM Outstanding headquarters at Noda, Paris

With innovation at the heart of its DNA, Coca-Cola France considered sustainability, well-being and creativity as the priorities for the fit-out of its new headquarters office space in Paris. In January 2015, Coca Cola Entreprise and Coca-Cola France moved into Noda, a 22,100 square metre office development by Wereldhave in the Issy-les-Moulineaux district, on the … Continue reading “A workplace designed for well-being and creativity – Coca-Cola France’s BREEAM Outstanding headquarters at Noda, Paris”

Design for Deconstruction – helping construction unlock the benefits of the Circular Economy

The emerging principles of the circular economy are driving greater resource efficiency. Construction and the built environment is the single biggest user of materials and generator of waste in the UK economy. Effectively dealing with buildings at the end of their life has the potential to unlock significant economic value. However the value that can … Continue reading “Design for Deconstruction – helping construction unlock the benefits of the Circular Economy”

Carré Vert – Strong teamwork produces outstanding results

Carré Vert in the Levallois-Perret area of Paris has undergone an extraordinary transformation in recent years. It is a large and prestigious office complex, but was once unremarkable in terms of its sustainability performance – that is most certainly not the case today. Carré Vert is the first building in the world to achieve a … Continue reading “Carré Vert – Strong teamwork produces outstanding results”

CASE STUDY: Sustainable Timber on BREEAM Outstanding Adapt Enterprise Centre

The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia opened in autumn 2015.  The 3,400 square metre building is one of the largest timber frame structures in the UK and has achieved BREEAM Outstanding.  The building aimed to demonstrate to that natural products can provide attractive alternatives to conventional technologies. 70% of the studwork for … Continue reading “CASE STUDY: Sustainable Timber on BREEAM Outstanding Adapt Enterprise Centre”