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BEST USE OF TIMBER FRAME The BREEAM Outstanding building is a highly sustainable building: its timber structure is expressed in the building’s architecture, and the palette of timber and other low impact natural materials dominate the building’s exterior and interior. Low carbon building design isn’t just about energy performance. In addition to taking a Fabric First approach to energy performance – and thereby locking in CO2 savings for the lifespan of the building – it must also tackle the embodied energy of materials, and where possible tap into local supply chains to reduce transport emissions.

In addition to the unprecedented use of prefabricated thatch panel cassettes on spruce frames, the façade’s cladding also makes use of timber recycled from old lab desks from within the campus.

Company: Cygnum Timber Frame Project: The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia

low-impact building is one of the largest certified Passivhaus buildings in the UK.

The centre’s potential to help redefine perceptions of timber use in buildings is greatly aided by its use as a hub for sustainable businesses and its use for sustainable building events – such as the 2016 Association for Environment Conscious Building conference. All timber including wall studs, battens, floor and roof joists, OSB, glulam and CLT were from either FSC or PEFCcertified sources. The cutting-edge

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