1 Angel Square Receives Another Industry Accolade
1 Angel Square has won the Sustainability Award at the 2012 North West Business Insider Property Awards. Recognising businesses or public sector organisations which have excelled in the field of sustainability, the award demonstrates that 1 Angel Square is truly ground breaking, particularly in terms of its environmental credentials.
David Pringle, Director of NOMA, said: "This is an extremely prestigious award for us to win, and recognises the impressive sustainable and renewable attributes of 1 Angel Square. We were up against some excellent sustainable projects in the North West, so to take top prize illustrates the hard work and dedication the Estates team has put in to make this Europe's most sustainable large office building."
With sustainability and innovation at its heart, the objective of the programme has been to construct a building that is adaptable and flexible in its operation, highly efficient in the consumption of resources, as well as economically viable and replicable.
1 Angel Square has been designed to deliver a 50 per cent reduction in energy consumption compared to the current Manchester complex and an 80 per cent reduction in carbon. This will lead to a reduction in operating costs of up to a third.
The building will be powered by a pure plant oil fed Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system and will utilise rapeseed oil which is grown on The Co-operative's own farm land. Excess energy can be supplied back to the grid and utilised by the wider NOMA development, with waste energy being sent through an absorption chiller, used to cool the building.