What makes a sustainable building? Success stories from the commercial sector

Expert-led talks and tours highlighting the factors for success behind key commercial and public new build and retrofit exemplars. An overview of this strand in 2011 is given below.

10 Triton Street & Regent's Place Estate
117,000 sq ft grade 'A' new development with a steel-framed structure; stability is provided by concrete cores. The facade cladding is a curtain walling system and the building has achieved BREEAM rating of excellent.

Angel Building
Re-invention of an early 1980’s office block by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. With elegant and robust modern detailing, the existing concrete frame has been re-used and re-wrapped with a highly energy-efficient glazed skin. Striking Ian McChesney art piece in foyer and stunning London-wide  views from terrace. RIBA and BCO Award Winner 2011 and now shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2011. www.derwentlondon.com

Green Tea Time at the Angel Building
Russell Durling, Group Surveyor, Derwent London, and Nic Crawley, Head of Sustainability, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, wil give a talk based around a tour of the Angel Building, exploring some of the sustainability aspects in detail as well as offering a glimpse into other green projects they are working on.

Retrofitting Sustainability in Modern Office Buildings
An informal series of short breakfast talks in the rooftop ‘winter garden’ at 10 Queen Street Place. These will outline what SJ Berwin LLP has done to reduce energy consumption significantly since the company moved in as a starting point for discussion of the issues involved in retrofitting and refurbishing office buildings. Speakers providing the professional and client perspectives will include senior representatives from SJ Berwin LLP, Drivers Jonas Deloitte and HOK.

One Bishops Square
An efficient, flexible, user-friendly and supportive working environment by Foster and Partners. 'Intelligent' building with many sustainable features including London's largest office-based solar installation and inbuilt computer system aimed at efficiency and energy conservation. Lights and air conditioning operate only when area is populated. Triple glazing and blinds reduce solar gain on all south-facing windows.

Refurbishment of 199 Bishopsgate
Sarah Cary, Sustainable Development Executive at British Land, will give a talk on site on the refurbishment of British Land's 199 Bishopsgate office development at Broadgate. Due for completion in late 2012, the refurbishment will substantially increase the operational lifespan and sustainability of the building and is targeted to achieve a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating. The design solution will upgrade the building from an Energy Performance Rating of E to a B, with a potential reduction in CO2 emissions of 60% compared with current performance.

Site Breakfast at Siemens Urban Sustainability Centre
Visit the site of the new Siemens Urban Sustainability Centre and learn about the construction of this world-leading example of sustainable building, which is also the first within London's new Green Enterprise District. Presentations by Siemens, ISG and Wilkinson Eyre Breakfast included.

Sustainable Communities at Regent's Place
Anna Devlet, Communities Executive at British Land, will give a talk about the community engagement that has taken, and continues to take place at Regent’s Place from 9.30am on Wednesday 21st. The talk will provide an overview of the estate, followed by a tour around various features including the new theatre, ending up at the viewing platform at the NEQ development.

Sustainable Office Exemplar at 60 Threadneedle Street
An informal introduction to 60 Threadneedle Street, a Hammerson development completed in 2009 and rated BREEAM 'Excellent'. Paul Edwards, Head of Sustainability, Hammerson, and Tim Jonck, General Manager, will highlight factors for success in creating and greening commercial buildings.