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SportPark Pavilion 4 shortlisted for Unlock Net Zero Awards

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We are delighted to announce that SportPark Pavilion 4 at Loughborough University has been shortlisted for ‘Building or Development of the Year – Commercial’ for the Unlock Net Zero Awards 2024.

This award champions progress on the journey to decarbonisation for the UK built environment sector, profiling the developments that are great examples of what is achievable in a low carbon environment.

SportPark Pavilion 4 embraces the University’s drive to become carbon neutral by achieving Passivhaus Classic Accreditation, widely regarded as the most challenging energy efficiency and comfort standards in the world.

Loughborough University had the ambition for SportPark 4 to achieve Passivhaus accreditation from the very start. Attention to detail at every stage, and a closely monitored construction process, were critical factors in achieving, and exceeding, the rigorous Passivhaus targets.

As lead designer and architect, David Morley Architects (DMA) worked closely with a team of specialists including engineer and MEP consultant QODA, leading Passivhaus engineering specialist Beyond Carbon, quantity surveyor Gleeds, and contractor Henry Brothers, to design a building where triple-glazing, an enhanced thermally efficient airtight building fabric, external solar shading and a highly efficient heat and ventilation system would combine to meet the high Passivhaus and BREEAM standards.

Andy Mytom, Partner at DMA, says, “This latest phase of SportPark continues our work to enhance lives through design, creating highly desirable low energy places that people choose to come and work in for the quality of environment and interactions it fosters.”

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