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Low-carbon#1: Bristol Metropolitan Academy by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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

Services engineer Buro Happold
Annual predicted CO2 emissions 9.8kg/m2

Classrooms have cross-ventilation and air is evacuated through wind cowls on the roof. The client’s requirement for a 4 per cent daylight factor, rather than the typical 2 per cent, meant reduced demand for lighting. A biomass boiler supplies 80-90 per cent of heating and hot water. Buro Happold says reduced electrical use is more critical in schools than heating loads or envelope U-values.

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