Project Rapier – Passivhaus and BREEAM Outstanding building

As part of the Project Rapier partnership Ben Humpries has written an excellent article on Architype’s new super low carbon centre at the University of East Anglia.

some excerpts ..

“… the most radical requirement of the brief – the University’s aim for the building to be ultra low in embodied carbon and as near to a carbon sink as possible, with a lifespan of 100 as opposed to the standard 60 years.”

“To evaluate the embodied energy over a 100-year lifespan of our competition stage proposal, we used our evolving Rapier software …”

read more here …