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Manchester’s One Angel Square is the UK’s Most BREEAM “Outstanding” Building
Posted By Andrew Goodwin On January 1, 2013 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,energy efficiency,Environment,Green Building,News | No Comments
One Angel Square  is the largest commercial building in Manchester, England – and it is now the highest scoring BREEAM  Outstanding building in the United Kingdom. Designed by 3DReid , One Angel Square will be the new 500,000 square-foot home for the UK’s largest mutual retailer, The Co-Operative Group . This new £100 million low-energy, highly sustainable headquarters will house the 3,500 employees of The Co-Operative Group. As it has just been completed, the project represents a tremendous opportunity for the citizens of Manchester see what sustainable building  can achieve.
BREEAM  is one of the world’s leading environmental assessment systems for buildings – it’s had more than a million registered assessments over the past 22 years. One Angel Square is designed to deliver a 50% reduction in energy consumption, an 80% reduction in carbon emissions, and a 30% savings in operational costs. This innovation in sustainable building was achieved through 3DReid’s design and engineering by Buro Happold .
The building is part of a “future-proofing” effort by the designers, which means that it can adapt to the predicted 3-5 degree temperature increase by 2050. The building has a rainwater harvesting and recycling system, a heat recovery system to collect and recycle waste heat, and 300,000 square feet of exposed concrete that acts as a thermal sponge. This building is an impressive addition to the revitalization of Manchester, which is centered around the creation of Manchester’s sustainable city center district named NOMA . This 4 million square-foot mixed-use masterplanned redevelopment in Manchester is also backed by the financial power of The Co-Operative Group.
+ 3DReid 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/manchesters-one-angel-square-is-the-uks-most-breeam-outstanding-building/one-angel-square-3/
 One Angel Square: http://www.3dreid.com/content/435/view
 BREEAM: http://www.breeam.org/
 3DReid: http://www.3dreid.com/
 The Co-Operative Group: http://www.co-operative.coop/corporate/aboutus/
 sustainable building: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-building/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/manchesters-one-angel-square-is-the-uks-most-breeam-outstanding-building/one-angel-square/
 BREEAM: http://inhabitat.com/alpine-house-expansive-urban-redevelopment-in-london-set-to-attain-breeam-excellent-rating/
 Buro Happold: http://www.burohappold.com/
 NOMA: http://www.noma53.com/
 + 3DReid: http://www.3dreid.com/home
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