IES TaP Hall of Fame 2014

Posted: January 8, 2015 by Glenn Miles , Category:IES TaP

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2014 was an exciting year for IES TaP! A number of IES TaP managed projects were shortlisted for the 2014 BREEAM Awards, with one of them coming out on top to win the BREEAM Industrial Award: the inspirational Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery project managed by GWP. It was also the year we launched IES Tap for LEED v4, and a huge number of projects were successfully certified under the LEED and BREEAM rating systems.

This year we are very pleased to announce that three IES TaP managed projects have been shortlisted for the BREEAM Awards 2015. The shortlists for the BREEAM Awards 2015 are comprised of an extraordinary variety of inspirational buildings. Here’s a little bit about each of the IES TaP managed projects nominated…

Beatrice Tate School, Tower Hamlets, London
A Bouygues UK project, the Beatrice Tate School is a co-educational special school for pupils aged eleven to nineteen with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. The school accommodates 75 pupils within a new facility across three floors on a constrained site in Mile End with a GIFA of 3004m² on a 4600m² site. The design for the new school provides a compact plan with a social hub at the heart of the new school. The school has been designed considering sustainability and environmental credentials from the outset by ensuring the building meets the stringent London Plan guidelines of a 40% reduction in CO2 over Building Regulations. The school has met the requirements for a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating narrowly missing out on an ‘Outstanding’ rating under the 2011 regulations.
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University of Hertfordshire Phase 1 Student Accommodation Buildings

Another Bouygues UK project, this student accommodation scheme comprises 2,511 new student bedrooms in a variety of formats (studios, cluster flats and town houses, up to a maximum of six storeys) which will be built across three phases. In addition to the accommodation blocks, Phase 1 has an energy centre (which will provide CHP for the whole site) and a social Hub building, along with external sports pitches. The Scheme is set to be a market leader in sustainability representing an exciting first in its sector. The new buildings will achieve a ‘True’ Zero Carbon accreditation and meet BREEAM Outstanding requirements under the 2011 regulations.
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Lees Medical Practice, Oldham

Lees Medical Practice is a new visionary and highly-sustainable 800sq m medical centre situated in Lees, Oldham. The building has been pre-assessed as achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating as well as receiving an impressive EPC ‘A’ Rating of 12. It utilises a series of innovative and sustainable solutions, which ensure a comfortable environment for patients and employees throughout the year without the need for air conditioning or traditional fossil-fuelled heating systems. The medical centre is designed and orientated to ensure maximum benefit from the 50kW solar panel array installed on the roof. This generates a significant proportion of the building’s power requirements and reduces the CO² emissions.

Online Tracker Systems
Online tracker systems such as IES TaP make it easier for construction professionals to incorporate environmental assessment methods such as LEED and BREEAM into their building projects. They equip users with a new and easier way of working that saves time, costs and increases productivity. I recently wrote article on the benefits of using project management systems as opposed to traditional methods, which you can read here.

The winners of the BREEAM Awards 2015 will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 3rd March at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square.  Good luck to all the nominees, and to all those who will be involved in the next ground breaking projects that will lead the way in this coming year.

For more information on IES TaP and to download a FREE Trial visit www.iestap.com.

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