Low-carbon #3: Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Inverness by Gareth Hoskins Architects
Case study to show the six buildings with the lowest predicted annual CO2 emissions for their type
Services engineer Max Fordham
Annual predicted CO2 emissions 14.95kg/m2
A low, compact form reduces heat loss and wind exposure, and the orientation maximises natural ventilation and daylight. South-facing glass is screened by the roof overhang and external louvres. Wind-driven passive ventilation is supplemented by fans in the roof cowls. The biomass boiler, using wood chips harvested within a 10 mile radius, reduces CO2 emissions by an estimated 55 per cent.