The general principle is to introduce air around the perimeter of the building through opening windows.
The building design has been developed to make maximum use of daylight, both to provide an exemplary environment and also to reduce energy consumption.
Biomass boilers have been used for a number of years and are well proven technology.
The building takes full advantage of onsite water resources in order to reduce mains water demand.
Planting plays a pivotal role in the landscape scheme.
Just the ticket – monitoring at The Hive
Good design, monitoring and control have ensured The Hive library in Worcester has comfortably beaten its energy targets. Researchers look at how proactive building management and low-energy design reaped results, in this CIBSE Journal article.
Achieving Outstanding Sustainability
Staff from The Hive talk about the buildings energy efficiency and sustainability.