Beaufort Court

Zero Emmissions Building

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The Beaufort Court Zero Emissions Building, Head Office of Renewable Energy Systems in Kings Langley, is exemplary in its exploitation of cutting edge sustainable energy technology. Originally built by Ovaltine in 1928 as an egg farm, it was the first energy sufficient zero emissions commercial building in the world. Five integrated sources of renewable energy – wind turbine, photovoltaics, hybrid photovoltaic / thermal array and seasonal ground heat store, biomass heating and bore hole cooling – are supported by a comprehensive mixed-mode energy saving design. Studio E secured a £0.5m grant from the EU Framework 5 Programme to assist funding.

Business Commitment to the Environment Peter Park Award 2005

Regeneration Awards Innovation of the Year 2004

RIBA Award 2004

RICS Award for Sustainability (East of England) 2004

BCO Award for Best Refurbishment in the South of England and South Wales 2004

Shortlisted RIBA Sustainability Award 2004

Shortlisted Building Services Journal Environmental Initiative of the Year 2004