The Jordan Springs Hub is environmentally sustainable, it has also been designed for social sustainability and an individual’s well-being. The following are some of the key features which make the Hub an outstanding building.
- The primary construction system for the Community Hub is Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). It is by far the most environmentally sustainable construction method, being almost carbon neutral.
- There is a geothermal heating and cooling system which is significantly more efficient than traditional air conditioning systems, providing a 50% reduction in C02 emissions.
- The installation of a 20 kW photovoltaic array on the roof provides an annual reduction in C02 of 25.6 tonnes the equivalent of
- The building materials and furniture are low VOC, contain the highest ratios of recycled content, and are recyclable and/or reusable.
The design goes beyond environmental sustainability, taking into consideration the health and well-being of those who use and inhabit buildings. Significant design went into selecting healthy building materials and increasing natural light and air levels. Additionally, visitors have control over the building operation, this has physiological and psychological health benefits
Additional sustainability facts of this building can be found here.
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