Look to the rooflights for non-domestic BREEAM projects

A pioneering development in roofing materials is enabling use of more sustainable methods of construction, be it at initial design or retrospectively during the build process.

Hambleside Danelaw’s Zenon GRP in-plane rooflight to achieve an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The certification means that, where Zenon rooflights are incorporated into a building they can contribute a minimum 1.5points towards BREEAM in addition to the metal roof system used.

The cost of energy in £ and CO2 required to light a building artificially is accepted to be far greater than any potential heat loss through rooflights. Making efficient use of natural daylight using rooflights can reduce the amount of artificial lighting required- and its period of usage- therefore reducing the building’s energy costs.

Depending on requirements, the Zenon product range offers in-plane, composite panel or barrel vault rooflights, enabling the architect and contractor to find an appropriate solution for new-build and refurbishment.

Paul Hanratty, National Sales Manager- Zenon commented, “We’re all aware of the need to reduce energy consumption, and our carbon footprint. As part of the UK’s industrial strategy, the construction industry has committed to halving  greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. According to the UK Green Building Council, around 10% of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions are associated with the construction industry.

“Hambleside Danelaw has a history of innovation. The developments with Zenon are exemplar of that. If you want a cost-effective, compliant solution to enhance a building’s energy performance, whether new build or refurbishment, just look to the roof, and particularly rooflights.”

Hambleside Danelaw’ EPD is our latest pioneering development; it grants a guaranteed contribution to BREEAM rated industrial and commercial projects in the UK when specifying Zenon GRP rooflights. We have more in-depth information about BREEAM on the Zenon section of our site just click to view pages here.

Also, whether you are a project designer, architect, specifier, sustainability manager, main contractor, sub-contractor, BREEAM AP working on a specific BREEAM project, we would be happy to set up a meeting and discuss it further in more detail. Click here to contact us.