Re: GBlist: New Office Building precedents
Sat, 8 Mar 1997 03:47:57 -0500 (EST)

The UK's Building Research Establishment has just commissioned an
environmentally-sensitive building for its own use at Garston, Watford. No
press material has been released about it yet - the official opening is
April. But in the January issue of ECO I previewed it (I can send you a copy
of the text if you like) and there will be more to follow when the analysis
that went into material selection and design principles is ready for

Suffice to say, this is a well conceived project (reused materials, solar
shading, thermal mass, interesting underfloor water-based heating system, et

Check it out.


Joe Simpson

(The poor man's Nadav)
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