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Low-carbon #4: Creative Exchange, St Neots, Cambridgeshire by 5th Studio Architects

Case study to show the six buildings with the lowest predicted annual CO2 emissions for their type

Services engineer ZEF
Annual predicted CO2 emissions 15.9kg/m2

The building’s compact form and open vertical interior space enables good daylight penetration, natural ventilation and passive cooling. Exposed concrete provides thermal mass. The 900mm diameter, 900m-long earth tube preconditions incoming air throughout the year. Solar thermal panels on the roof provide the majority of the building’s limited hot water requirements.

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