Sea Containers House is a prominent building on the south bank of the Thames which, though originally conceived as a hotel in the designs in the 1970s, it was opened as an office building on original completion in the 1980s.
Sea Containers House has since evolved to be home to the internationally renowned Mondrian Hotel as well as 27,000sqft of office accommodation.
The project’s design called for the wholesale refurbishment of the interiors to revitalise the building and create a modern, flexible workspace.
Greengage provided advice, guidance and generated the final energy performance certificate (EPC) for the office component of the building to demonstrate that the energy performance of the fit-out maintained the EPC rating of the Shell & Core design.
The updated EPC was then used to demonstrate that the contractor had met their contractual obligations to their client and the building landlord.
For each commercial property under construction or undergoing extensive refurbishment, a measure of predicted energy performance using the National Calculation Methodology (NCM) is generated to provide a comparison with similar properties. The comparison is provided in the form of an EPC which is required to inform prospective tenants/buyers of properties as they are provided for sale or rent.
The NCM can also be used to demonstrate compliance with Building Regulations (in approved software packages) and is required by the approved Building Control Body (BCB) to sign-off the development.
Greengage is using IES government-approved dynamic simulation software to make sure that the building performance is optimised under the latest EPC Conventions.
Photo courtesy of BDG and Greengage Environmental Ltd.