CGI of the proposed development
Sustainability and Ecology
Sustainability is an integral part of the proposals. We are implementing a number of strategies through the design and construction phases to reduce the impact on the environment.
Sustainability has been a key part of Marick Real Estate’s, the design team’s and Cambridge City Council’s brief since the project outset. The team have also fully considered how further improvements can be made to the scheme in consideration of Cambridge City Council’s declaration of Climate Change Emergency. Marick has commissioned specialist consultants to advise on further improvements that could be made on the sustainability, reduction of C02 and the removal of gas from the scheme.
We are targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, which is a sustainability assessment model. A rating of ‘Excellent’ would place the development within the top 10% of the UK’s non-domestic buildings.
BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method
for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.
BREEAM does this through third party certification of the assessment of an asset’s environmental, social and economic sustainability performance, using standards developed by BRE. This means BREEAM rated developments are more sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them, help protect natural resources and make for more attractive property investments.
The Park Street Project is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. Marick and Gilbert-Ash have appointed specialists to advise on and monitor the projects performance against this and will continue to do so up to project completion. The BRE will then certify at the end of the project stages.
For more information visit: https://www.breeam.com/
- The building is 100% electric, with no gas boilers or similar
- Building heated through air source heat pump
- Energy efficiency rating 19% above the standards prescribed in building regulations
- In-built heating and cooling recovery systems and mechanical ventilation which reduces the heating and cooling demands of the building to improve energy efficiency
- Rainwater harvesting through sustainable drainage and attenuation
- LED lighting throughout
- Solar panels on rooftop
- Windows designed to minimise heat coming directly from the sun to prevent overheating
- 100% electric vehicle charging point provision in public car park
- Lifecycle analysis and Carbon Embodiment study has been undertaken to ensure minmised carbon emissions and pollution
Green roof and bio-diverse planting
Planting to complement improvements to air quality
Fragrant and bee friendly planting in the courtyard
A bee hotel nesting area
Insect towers on the roofs
Bird nesting boxes