BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the key mechanism for incorporating sustainability into design. With nearly 200 buildings reaching the required standards under this certification, Project Allenby/Connaught is now the largest BREEAM project in the UK.

BREEAM is a method for evaluating the environmental performance of a building, as developed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE).

Aspire’s sustainable design commitments also extend to a significant programme of ‘Sustainable Design Solutions’ including:

  • Over 100 single living accommodation (SLA) buildings fitted with micro combined heat and power (CHP) units to collectively save in the region of an estimated 1,100 tonnes carbon dioxide (which will save around £275,000 in electricity at today’s prices)
  • Aspire Defence has designed a range of new buildings that are being constructed in energy efficient ways. From modular units, where each block of 36 man flats can be built in just 16 weeks, to installing solar panels to provide energy that will reduce the cost of heating
  • The solar panels provided on new buildings will have a floor area equivalent to Westminster Abbey
  • New buildings are being fitted with rainwater harvesting systems and we manage the UK’s largest energy and water metering programme, with over 800 buildings being monitored
  • Rainwater is collected and used for flushing toilets. Enough rainwater is collected for 4.5 million flushes
  • Solar thermal panels are being installed on 87 of our SLA buildings
  • Over 100 assets are being fitted with Rainwater Harvesting systems

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