The Bright Building has been shortlisted the CIBSE Yorkshire building performance awards. The building is up against some very strong competition in the Project of the Year: Public Use and Leisure category
An outstanding example of sustainable construction, the completed building incorporates highly sustainable building materials and techniques which place this building at the cutting edge of innovation within the construction sector resulting in the highest ever BREEAM “Outstanding” score for a University building at 95.2%.
This ultra-efficient building delivers extremely low energy in-use costs and is an exemplar facility across the construction sector. With total monitored energy consumption for the building at 30kWh/m2/annum and 50% of that total attributable to heating the building performs exceptionally well and is classified as a passive building. The energy in-use performance is approximately an 85% improvement over CIBSE TM46 good practice energy benchmarks.