Is the WELL Building Standard worth the investment?

Sustainability, energy efficiency and wellbeing indicate the quality of a building. Is now the time to consider the return on investment of implementing the Well Building Standard? Wellbeing, as much as energy efficiency and carbon reduction, is becoming a key criteria against which a building’s quality is judged. We spend over 90% of our lives […]

Life Cycle Assessment: Conceptual 30 storey tower

Eight Associates collaborated with Amin Taha’s architecture studio Groupwork and the structural engineer Webb Yates in the design of a conceptual 30-storey stone office block that would be cheaper and more sustainable than concrete or steel equivalents. The research found that large commercial buildings could be built more cheaply and with less of an environmental […]

BREEAM International RFO: Excellent, Calvin Klein, Köln, Germany

Eight Associates acted as the Sustainability Consultant for Calvin Klein to secure a BREEAM International Excellent certification for a new store in Köln, Germany. It was decided that the BREEAM International RFO methodology would provide the most suitable green building -certification for this retail scheme. Responsible construction practices and sustainable material sourcing were targeted and […]

Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing: Minster Close

The Minster Close project, located in Hatfield, comprises the demolition of the existing buildings and the replacement of these with up-to-date modern accommodation for over 55s. Eight Associates was appointed as the BREEAM Assessors for this scheme by Press and Starkey. As part of a package to achieve a score of ‘Very Good,’ a life […]

LEED Gold: Tommy Hilfiger, Regent Street

Eight Associates acted as the Sustainability Consultant for Tommy Hilfiger to secure a LEED Gold certification for the new flagship store on the world-famous Regent Street in London. Motivated by the Sustainable Stores Programme, PVH who owns the Tommy Hilfiger brand, voiced a strong aspiration early on in the design process to make the new […]

Glare Analysis and Daylighting: Camden Offices.

The development consists of the refurbishment of an existing office building in the London Borough of Camden. The proposed scheme will contain some office space on the basement and ground floor that will receive daylight from rooflights. Eight Associates was appointed to analyse the daylight conditions of the ground and basement floor office spaces in […]

SuDS, Daylight, Energy and BREEAM: Croydon Care Home

Eight Associates was appointed as the sustainability consultant for the planning application for this scheme; specifically to provide consultancy on flood risk, sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), energy, daylight and sunlight impact, and the preliminary BREEAM assessment. The project will be a new 60-bedroom care home and 3 self-contained residential dwellings, at a 0.3-hectare site in […]

Overheating, Energy Strategy, SuDS and BREEAM: 15-21 Benwell Road

A disparate site in Benwell Road, Islington, consisting of multiple units and a large vacant warehouse, is being transformed into a sustainable new office space which allows for the various arms of the Jamie Oliver Media Group business (cooking, filming and creative design work) to be collocated for the first time. The 1,895m2 site consists […]