Marywell/D4 Office – Aberdeen
Designed to Passivhaus standards, this is the first new build structure (as far as we know) to be built using vacuum insulation panels. In fact we had to develop our own new product, the Structural Vacuum Panel to enable us to use vacuum panels in its structure.
The office was completed in November 2012. The draft Energy Performance Certificate gives the building an ‘A’ rating, with the carbon emissions at 8kg per m2 per year. According to Aberdeenshire Council, this is the 1st building to achieve a Gold sustainability rating. A remote energy monitoring system has been installed so that we can monitor the actual energy usage over the next year. The table below shows the overall energy usage since the building was occupied. After 11 months the building energy costs are in credit.
How am I doing?
|Energy Usage 2012 - 2013|
|Months in operation||12|
|Total kw/h used||3218|
|Total kw/h generated (FIT)||2622|
|Total energy cost so far||£3.91|
|Average energy bill per month||£0.33|