SKA Rating Assessment
Greengage & UCL
1,500 Sq Mt
25 Gower Street
SKA RATING ASSESSMENT
Architect: Hawkins Brown
MEP Engineers: Arup
Project Manager: Arcadis
Sustainability Consultant: Greengage Environmental
We were invited to support the project team to achieve a SKA rating for this modernisation project of UCL. The project delivery was impacted by covid and the original Silver target was not possible but a Bronze rating was within the evidenced performance.
Our appointment was to support the closing and certifying of the project and it did not include consulting during the design or delivery stages.
Following the pillars of Sustainability, we share some high level and key achievements from this project.
Due to our service scope on this project, we do not have insights on the value and economic pillar. Insights on social and environmental are as follows:
VOC was monitored during work delivery with 24 readings collected throughout the programme.
Good lighting design was developed in conjunction with efficient energy use for lighting.
Good acoustics were developed with local interventions creating a positive working experience in the workplace areas.
Thermal comfort and aftercare were both well responded to issues.
98% of waste was diverted from landfill.
Heat gain through perimeter windows was supported through new blinds which were Cradle to Cradle certified.
Very strong efforts to reduce waste through furniture and fittings specifically took place from early design stages. This included design out waste workshops, setting up a furniture storage facility to enable furniture re-use, both on the project and distributed to other university buildings on campus.
High energy efficiency of light systems and fittings 90% of the timber was responsibly sourced.