Greenest building winner
The Midas Group is celebrating one of its flagship build projects being honoured with the title of the greenest building in what is already recognised as one of Europe’s greenest cities. The £12 million Filwood Green Business Park was named Eco Green Building of the year at the Bristol green capital awards in November.
Built by Midas Construction for Bristol City Council to mark Bristol’s status as European Green Capital 2015, the 40,000 sq ft of workshop and office space was created to provide a new sustainable home for small and medium sized businesses in the City.
The building produces 20 per cent of its own energy using photovoltaics, A+ Rated materials and planted roofs externally, however its sustainable ethos runs even deeper. Designed with high performance building materials and on-site energy generation, the building achieves a 40 per cent CO2 reduction, saving and estimated 46 tonnes of CO2 annually, the equivalent of 276 double decker buses.
The project has also financially contributed to Bristol’s Tree Pips initiative to involve primary school children in learning about and planting 36,000 new trees across the City.