Designing green bus shelters in Cornwall

Categories: Eco Design, Construction Material, Legal, Metal, Economic, Glass, Energy, Wood

Organisation: Cornwall Council (United Kingdom)

Localisation: Cornwall (United Kingdom)

Summary

In 2011 Cornwall had around 6,000 bus stops with a wide range of associated shelters and signs. A programme of improvements to the quality and sustainability of this transport infrastructure, based on need and capacity, was created. The sustainable procurement of bus shelters was conducted in three stages: design; prototype development; and large scale production. This example focuses on the design stage.

Building a greener fire brigade in London

Categories: Eco Design, Legal, Economic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Energy, Water

Organisation: Greater London Authority (United Kingdom)

Localisation: London Borough of Havering (United Kingdom)

Summary

In 2006, the need for a new fire station serving the growing London Borough of Havering was identified. A site was selected which allowed for the conversion of three existing industrial units, as well as meeting operational requirements. The design brief focused on sustainability principles including reuse of the existing structures, lower energy and water consumption and the production of renewable energy.

Greening internal finishings in Malta

Categories: Legal, Economic, Glass, Wood

Organisation: University of Malta (Malta)

Main partners:

Regional Activity Center on Cleaner Production (RAC/CP)

Inèdit Innovació Consultancy Company

Localisation: Campus of the University of Malta (Msida, Valetta and Gozo)

Summary

The University of Malta has numerous on campus facilities catering for 11,000 students. The University’s Estate and Works Department is responsible for carrying out the internal finishing works for the new extension to the building which houses the lecture halls of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy (FEMA). The Department, in collaboration with the University’s Procurement Directorate, sought to deliver the works using environmentally-friendly construction materials and products.

Building maintenance services in San Sebastian

Categories: Construction Material, Legal, Eco Consumption, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Energy, Wood

Organisation: Gipuzkoa provincial council (Basque Country, Spain)

Localisation: San Sebastian (Spain)

Summary

The Gipuzkoa Council wished to award a maintenance contract for two buildings in Donostia-San Sebastian, one residential and one administrative. The object of the contract was defined to include the environmental sustainability of the services being provided (exterior and internal maintenance of all building systems and facilities).