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.
|Walls||Structural Vacuum Panels|
|Floor & Roof||Structurally Insulated Panels|
|Structural Frame||Galvanised cold formed section + hot rolled columns|
|Glazing||Internorm Fusion alumunium clad|
|External cladding||Rockwood Rockclad rainscreen|
|Breather membranes||Tyvek UV facade|
|MVHR||Genvex GES Energy||
|Overall wall thickness||234mm|
|Overall wall u-value||0.10 w/m2k|
|Total elec heating||1800w|
|MVHR recovery rate||97%|
|Glazing u-value||0.75 w/m2k|
The office was completed in October 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. We aim to display detailed data here soon.
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