The Western Power Distribution unit incorporates a production area and associated office accommodation. It is a steel frame building located on the Dole Industrial Estate, north of Llandrindod Wells in Powys.
The Western Power Distribution unit maximises the use of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies in its design. It achieves an 82% improvement over the requirements of Part L2A (Conservation of fuel and power) of the building regulations.
The building performed well in all BREEAM categories, scoring particularly highly in:
The development gained the maximum of 15 credits under BREEAM E1 (Energy), by achieving an 82% reduction in CO2 emissions.
The full quota of four credits were awarded under the issue of ‘Construction Site Impacts’, for monitoring, reporting and setting targets for energy use and water consumption arising from site activities. Site construction waste was also monitored and sorted and recycled into different waste streams. All temporary timber used on site was reused or obtained from an FSC certified source.
Best practice policies were adopted in respect of air (dust) pollution and water (ground and surface) pollution – in line with PPG1, PPG 5 and PPG 6.
Lighting levels were designed in accordance with the appropriate CIBSE guidelines.
“Achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for the Western Power Distribution unit was greatly assisted by strong communication through the Design Team and the early involvement of the Assessor.”
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