GAJ takes home Sustainable Project of the Year Award for Arcadia Preparatory School

Held at the Westin Mina Seyahi consultants, contractors, suppliers and media all gathered for the unveiling of the recent 2016 MEP Awards. With a packed room and more than 350 sitting down for dinner the scene was set for an exciting night.

GAJ were shortlisted for three awards and were delighted to take home the Sustainable Project of the Year Award for The Arcadia Preparatory School.
“The quality of entries and the standard of those shortlisted made this a highly reputable event and we were absolutely delighted to be one of the selected winners on the night,” said Nathan Cartwright, Partner, Godwin Austen Johnson.

The MEP team on this project was led by MEP Associate Paul Christer, who has considerable experience in delivering energy efficient buildings.
“For the Arcadia Preparatory School project, a high bar was set for the level of sustainability to be achieved and the MEP team worked diligently to ensure that they achieved this. A range of measures was implemented throughout the school that included magnetic bearing water cooled centrifugal chillers, water to water heat pump for water heating, grey water treatment and highly efficient lighting control systems,” commented Paul.

One of the primary drivers in the development of the project was to address the power used for cooling, as this can represent up to 30% of the overall building energy consumption. Passive architectural design techniques such as use of shade, recessed window openings and building orientation were assessed with the aim of reducing the baseline cooling load.

GAJ MEP has continued to go from strength to strength building a highly experienced team and delivering quality work since becoming a key component of the practice over four years ago. The team is driven by a highly collaborative, communicative approach which has earned them a solid reputation in the marketplace.

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