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, Energy, Plastic, 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).

Sustainable school meals in East Ayrshire

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Legal, Eco Production, Economic, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Energy

Organisation: East Ayrshire Council

Localisation: East Ayrshire (Scotland)

Summary

East Ayrshire was one of the first councils in the UK to change its procurement practices to reflect the Soil Association’s guidelines on sustainable food. In a new contract advertised in 2008, the council wished to offer more sustainable school meals, including reductions in packaging waste.