The Foundry has been awarded a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating, because of the environmental credentials of its design.
BREEAM is the world leading science-based certification system for sustainable built environments.
The Foundry also has an EPC rating of A.
The building benefits from the following factors in its design:
-The ground, first and second floors are fully glazed.
-The 'M' shaped pitched roof above the third floor is clad in zinc, with glazed windows at each end.
-The fenestration comprises PVC double glazed casement windows.
-The original factory wall is utilised within the main atrium, connecting the new predominantly glazed building and the existing building.
-The entire building can be naturally ventilated via openable windows.
-The carpet tiles and the chimneys in the old factory have been reused for the new ventilation system.
-On the upper floors, the larger panels have a north-south orientation which helps to reduce unwanted solar gain.
-The exposed concrete soffits provide good thermal mass.
Energy Performance Certificate
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) are required whenever a building is constructed, rented or sold.
Their purpose is to record how energy efficient a property is as a building. The certificate provides a rating of the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of a building from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is very inefficient.
An EPC is valid for 10 years.
The Foundry has the following ratings:
Block / Unit No. : The Foundry, 17-19 Oval Way
EPC Rating : A
EPC Score : 24
Date Issued : 28/08/2014