The building used 50% ground granulated blast-furnace slag (GGBS) in its concrete mix. GGBS is a recycled waste product that can be used as a cement replacement. The result is a stunning visual and sustainable structure providing a comfortable environment for generations of students.
Having a minimal impact on the environment was always going to be a high priority for the Environment Agency’s HQ and with a BREEAM rating of 85%, the best for an office in the UK, this is a truly sustainable building.
This BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated public building optimises the thermal properties of concrete and embraces the benefits of a wind-assisted passive ventilation system.