The application of sustainable design principles. Case study: New operations Centre for Wessex Water, Bath, UK.

The paper describes the sustainable design issues addressed in the briefing, design, procurement and construction of the building, set in the context of previous low energy office designs by the practice. It details the approaches taken to minimising the energy consumption and environmental impact of the building in use, and its construction. The impact of the completed building on the environment, landscape, local amenity and habitats is discussed. Comparisons are made with three recently completed office buildings.