Delivering Net Zero Building Case Study: Guidance and Lessons for the Metal Sector

Thursday 14th September 2023

Theatre :  Construction Day  Technology, Innovation and R&D 


Discover the path to a sustainable future of metal use in construction as AHMM shares groundbreaking insights from their Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) research collaboration with UCL’s Institute of Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE). Join us for a captivating session that explores innovative approaches to deliver net-zero carbon buildings in complex commercially driven projects and and reflect on lessons for the supply chain.

Drawing from a real-world case study 2 Ruskin Square, a remarkable steel frame office building with aluminium cladding, we will explore how the design team successfully responded to net-zero aspirations of the client and collaborated with the main contractor and the entire supply chain to minimise embodied carbon.

The session will reflect on lessons learned from the design and development process with a particular focus on how the design team engaged with the main contractor, subcontractors, and broader supply chain to track and reduce the embodied carbon of the development.

As the industry moves towards a more sustainable future, this session is a must-attend for metal sector professionals seeking to understand the transformations required to support net-zero building practices and position your organisation at the forefront of shaping a greener and more sustainable construction landscape.

About 2 Ruskin Square:

2 Ruskin Square is ten-storey office development in east Croydon, part of the Stanhope and Schroders masterplan which connects East Croydon station to the town centre. 2 Ruskin Square is the second office building to be delivered as part of the scheme, which also includes AHMM’s Ruskin Square residential development completed in 2016.

The building’s highly efficient facade is composed of pre-fabricated unitised units, which vary depending on the building’s orientation, context and programme.

The project has ambitious environmental and social goals which are being collaboratively addressed with future tenants. The project seeks to minimise embodied carbon and resource use, is designed for adaptability and re-use, and minimises operational energy use as a Design for Performance (NABERS UK) pioneer.

James Thomas, Associate at Allford Hall Monaghan MorrisJames Thomas Associate
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Simon Hatherley, Senior Building Performance Architect Senior Building Performance Architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris​​Simon Hatherley Senior Building Performance Architect
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

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