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Low-carbon #5: Jessop West, Sheffield University by Sauerbruch Hutton/RMJM

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

Services engineer Arup
Annual predicted CO2 emissions 17.5kg/m2

The building is 90 per cent naturally ventilated with exposed concrete soffits to maximise thermal mass. The west facade is triple glazed with perforated stainless-steel panels below the windows, allowing fresh air intake through an acoustic labyrinth. The building is served by a district heating system. Predicted emissions are 60 per cent less than an equivalent air-conditioned building.

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