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Name projectLondon Climate Change Agency - Palestra House
CountryUnited Kingdom
Year2006-11-02 (Start operation date)
PV applicationFlat roof - mounted & mechanical fixing
PV power total63.55 kWp
Latitude/Longitude51°30'18.9"N 0°6'52.9"W
SummaryPalestra House is a new purpose built, self contained office development which occupies a rectangular site at the junction between Blackfriars Road and Union Street in Southwark. It has been fitted out to a Category A finish with the exception of the retail space which was completed to a shell standard. The design brief was ‘to take account of environmental issues and the building is to be designed so that it would be capable of achieving a BREEAM rating of Good, as a minimum. The building is also to comply with the revised Part L of the Building Regulations introduced 1.4.02’. The architects, AMC Alsop, provided a highly flexible floor plan while a combination of roof top photovoltaic cells and 14 wind turbines will reduce the carbon emissions of the building by 3,300 tonnes during the building’s lifetime. Achieving a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating of Very Good, the structure sets a high standard in an environmentally friendly building with a minimal carbon footprint without loss of all important functionality.
Keywords(bipv) building integrated pv

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