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ONE TRINITY GREEN (‘The Green Incubator’)

BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ Building Chooses Remeha Boilers

Remeha Quinta Pro boilers have been chosen to provide energy-efficient space heating at one of the country’s most innovative and sustainable business centres, the multi award-winning building One Trinity Green (also known as ‘The Green Incubator’) in South Shields, South Tyneside.

This state-of-the-art £5m development, which has achieved BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ and an Energy Performance Certificate of ‘A’, was built on a brownfield site for South Tyneside Council to provide flexible office space and business support for new companies in the low carbon and environmental sector. The sustainable design by +3 Architecture has resulted in a business centre that is green both inside and out with a low impact on the environment matched by low operating and management costs.

The 3000m2 development comprises 41 offices, studios, hybrid units and social circulation spaces over three floors. Providing energy-saving heating for the entire building are two Quinta Pro 115 condensing boilers that were specified by M&E Consultant Jayne Bainbridge of RPS Group to contribute to the outstanding overall energy efficiency of the building.

“The reason we specified Remeha boilers was due to their low NOx emissions which ensured that we achieved maximum points for the Pol 4 credit in BREEAM,” commented Ms Bainbridge. “The low carbon emissions and high energy efficiency of the boilers assisted in the Part L compliance and the high EPC rating achieved by the building.”

The Remeha boilers are just one of an array of energy-saving, green technologies used at One Trinity Green that includes 450m2 of roof mounted photovoltaic panels that provide 20% of the building’s energy requirements, solar panels that contribute to hot water requirements, and a rainwater system and low flow sanitary fittings that help reduce water consumption.

One Trinity Green has won a number of prestigious industry awards for its sustainable design and construction. Accolades include the BREEAM National Award for the Best Scoring Office, The Legacy Award for Sustainability at the National Constructing Excellence Awards and Best Large Commercial Building at the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Awards 2013 Northern Region. The main contractor was Robertson North England and the M&E Contractor was Castles Building Services.

The market-leading Remeha Quinta Pro range of fully modulating condensing boilers offers outputs from 8 to 114kW, high efficiencies of 108.9% NCV ∆T 50/30˚C and excellent ultra-low NOx emissions for environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient heating and hot water production.

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Photography ©Steve Mayes. Images supplied courtesy of +3 Architecture 

‘One Trinity Green’ has been recognised in the following prestigious awards:


National Award for the Best Scoring Office

  • BCO

Shortlisted for the National Award for Innovation.

  • 2013 RICS  Awards North East Renaisance

Highly commended for Design and Innovation

  • Constructing Excellence 2013 North East Region

Commended for Project of the Year

Winner of The Legacy Award for Sustainability

  • Constructing Excellence 2013 National

Winner of The Legacy Award for Sustainability

  • LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Awards 2013 Northern Region

Winner of Best Large Commercial Building

Highly Commended for Best Sustainable Project

  • LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Awards 2013 National

Highly Commended for Best Large Commercial Building

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