Atkins Unveils Eco-Friendly Offices in Bristol

17 August 2009 (Last Updated August 17th, 2009 18:30)

Multinational engineering consultancy Atkins has designed an eco-friendly new office space in Bristol, UK, in a bid to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The Hub showcases contemporary sustainable architecture and engineering, including features such as chilled beams and automated opening

Multinational engineering consultancy Atkins has designed an eco-friendly new office space in Bristol, UK, in a bid to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The Hub showcases contemporary sustainable architecture and engineering, including features such as chilled beams and automated opening windows, a ground source heat pump, rainwater harvesting and energy efficient lighting.

The project aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 35%.

The office building provides 120 cycle spaces and five dedicated bus routes for Atkins employees, part of incentives to reduce carbon emission per employee by 20%.

A full range of design and engineering skills from Atkins, servicing highways and transportation, building services, aerospace, defence, communications, and water and environment sectors are based at the Hub.

The sustainable design of the new office received excellent rating from BREEAM, the UK's most widely used environmental assessment for buildings.