Exemplar Green Building - the new Greenshop eco-build is now complete and the official opening by Jonathon Porritt was in April 2008. The building is timber framed and super insulated, naturally ventilated and heated by solar and log boiler via underfloor heating.

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Introduction to the Greenshop Group eco-building

The Greenshop Group of companies has been evolving and growing since the early 1990’s and by 2002 our solar power, rainwater harvesting, natural paints and eco-store had started to out grow the existing buildings. The concept for the new Greenshop eco-build was to create an inspiring workplace and at the same time be totally sustainable. 

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Greenshop Group Building Interpretation Panel

Greenshop interpretation board An interpretation panel prepared to show how the Greenshop Group ethos integrates into the new building. Covers many of the externally visible features of the building and explains their functions.

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Building Development Team

Design Build site meeting The construction process was managed using design build approach which allows for interaction between the client, who knew what they wanted, the architects, engineers and contractors.

Jonathan Hines, architect, says: “Architype is delighted to have been involved with this exciting project and to work with such a committed client. Our approach was to design from first principles a building that is truly sustainable, works at a practical level and enables the Greenshop to demonstrate its philosophy and products.”  

See below for contact details of the design / construction partners and product suppliers. 

Wood Fired Heating Solution

Wood fired heating solution for the new Greenshop HQ

Roger Budgeon has this article published in Spring 08 edition of GreenBuilding Magazine. Reprinted here with permission from Green Building Press - www.newbuilder.co.uk

The Greenshop Group is a forward thinking and highly successful group of companies set up in the early 1990s to serve the fledgling green building products’ sector, as well as offering organic, local and natural products to the public. The group has recently opened its new super-insulated headquarters and a log burning heating system was chosen to provide sustainable, underfloor heating. Roger Budgeon, MD of the company, gives us early feedback ...

Wood Heating at the Greenshop

Written in Jan 2006 the purpose of this report was to give indicative figures for the heating fuel required for the Green Shops new exhibition and office building. It is intended to heat the building with a combination of a large solar thermal array and a log or pellet burning boiler. The building is to be built with a high level of thermal efficiency with 250mm of insulation in the cavity walls and 500mm in the roof space. Consideration is given in the report to the sizing and system requirements and how the different heat sources may interact.

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