Area (m2): 151
Features: Underground Air Source Heat Pumps
ARCO2 designed this award-winning project using its prefabricated building system. The 151m2 building provides nursery facilities for babies and children up to the age of 4. With an orientation to the south, the building is drenched in sunshine but with carefully located roof lights and natural ventilation, coupled with super insulation and airtightness of around 1m3/m2hr@50pa, internal temperatures remain reasonably constant. During winter months the building is heated using 2 x 5kW air source heat pumps via an underfloor system. The internal environment is further enhanced by the use of local and natural materials such as linoleum, local timber and eco-friendly carpets. 2 large covered play areas provide free flow play. The building achieved an EPC A rating of 19.
Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2012 – Sustainable Construction – New Build Special Commendation