– to inspire a sustainable future!
Here is the incredible recently opened Aberdeen University Sir Duncan Rice Library.
Schmidt Hammer Lassen designed the library to minimize energy use as a way of reducing overall operating costs. The building has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating due to a variety of sustainability strategies. The building’s envelope is made up of high performance glazing and insulated panels that allow for daylighting, but work to reduce heat gain and glare.
Energy efficient lighting and a displacement air system further reduce energy use. Rainwater is harvested from the roof and is recycled in the lavatories. Finally photovoltaic panels are located on the roof to supplement the building’s electricity requirements.
Source via Schmidt Hammer Lassen