Phase 1, The Village Butterfield, Luton /
Butterfield Business Park is a mix of office buildings ranging from 650m2 to 2,500m2 split over two floors set within a new regional business park. The scheme as a whole is built around an innovative environmental strategy. It is designed to make the buildings operate with a carbon footprint for environmental control that is 80% less than that for equivalent air conditioned office buildings.
The passive design strategy incorporates an innovative underground earth duct system, pre-cooling and pre-heating fresh air into the buildings, exposed concrete soffits absorbing energy and controlling temperature fluctuations, and a high performance building envelope.
On completion, the scheme won the Green Development Award 2007 at the Office Agents Society?s annual awards and was also awarded a BREEAM ?Excellent? rating.