CIFI Demonstration Building, Beijing

This building, nominated for the BREEAM Awards 2017, serves to demonstrate net zero energy in the cold regions of northern China, where there is a relatively higher energy consumption for heating in the winter and cooling in summer. The building, which has constructed with precast fabricated wood, is designed using passive principles such as the incorporation of a convex element to the roof. Features include solar PV and thermal panels and an air source heat pump. The development achieved an Outstanding- rated Interim certificate.