Epworth House achieved our target BREEAM Very Good rating thanks to reused materials and the addition of new water and energy monitoring/saving equipment.
Epworth House involved a large refurbishment scheme of an existing office in central London to revitalize and modernise the building - with extensive refurbishment of the basement, to the fourth floor and a new extension creating the fifth and sixth floors.
SWH worked with the project team from feasibility stage through to completion, updating the BREEAM credits scoring profile throughout to adapt to the scheme proposals and drivers as the project developed.
The scheme reused materials where possible and this, along with careful specification of materials where new, helped maximise the assessments scoring within the 'Material section'. The addition of new water and energy monitoring/saving equipment formed part of the overall strategy, to both increase the associated BREEAM scoring and assist the future occupants with controlling and reducing water and energy use in occupation.
These approaches helped ensure the scheme scored highly throughout the assessment criteria and successfully gained the targeted BREEAM Very Good rating.