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Video | Highlights from AJ/Mace roundtable ‘Future of the sustainable office’

Video: Industry experts talk legislation, embodied energy and the impact of the recession in Arup Associates’ Ropemaker Place. Hattie Hartman chairs the event

Developers, architects, engineers, project manager, cost consultant, contractor and letting agent met at Ropemaker Place in September 2010 to discuss ‘The future of the sustainable office’. Read highlights of the discussion.

Lessons from Ropemaker. (5:05 - see embedded video player above)

Ropemaker Place was delivered less than three years after British Land acquired the site near Moorgate in Islington, London. A small collaborative team meant that decisions could be taken quickly, and sustainability was built into the brief from the outset. Arup Associates provided integrated design services and Mace acted as project manager, quantity surveyor and construction manager.

Further edited highlights from the discussion:

Challenges to the Future of Sustainable Office Buildings. (5:10)

Embodied Energy. (5:44)

District Heating. (5:02)

Post Occupancy Monitoring. (4:37)


Participants: Jonathan Foster (Mace), Arlo Mills (Mace), Sarah Cary (British Land), Dave Farebrother (Land Securities), Bradley Baker (Knight Frank), Mick Brundle, (Arup Associates, project architect), Simon Sturgis (Sturgis Associates), John Bushnell (KPF), Mark Kowal (Sheppard Robson), David Glover (Arup), Steve Williamson (Buro Happold), Hattie Hartman, AJ Sustainability Editor, Chair.

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