Retail: Costa Case Study

Costa Eco-Pod (Wrekin Retail Park)


Breathing Buildings worked in collaboration with emission zero (Design Consultants & Architects) to create the UK’s first zero energy retail building.

The brief for what became the Costa and Subway “eco-pods” included design and implementation of a bespoke ventilation solution, integrating underfloor heating, space heating, natural ventilation and mechanical air conditioning in a single common control strategy. A key feature of the design is intelligent communication between the natural ventilation system and the other building services elements – ensuring that all components work effectively together.

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