Stride Treglown’s BREEAM Outstanding Office Shoots For Net Zero

by , 02/17/11

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In order to meet net-zero energy, the small solar array on the top of the building will need to be enlarged — an interesting compromise, as some of the green roof will need to be removed. The building is heated with a biomass boiler located in the basement that feeds an in-floor heating system. Even sink water is reused for the toilets with a point-of-use greywater reclamation system.

All of this adds up to a 55% reduction in carbon emissions from code (yes, they even have a building code for that). The BREEAM Outstanding certificate was awarded even before 90% of the design phase was complete and is the highest level attainable by the green building system. The certification can be revisited after full occupation of the building.


High-performance buildings need to have a clear strategy at the beginning of the design phase in order to be successful. Stride Treglown’s success stems from the way they developed a fully integrated design by committing to energy performance from the start — they only added renewable energy when the design accounted for energy consumption.

+ Stride Treglown

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