Bicester Eco Business Centre (BEBC)

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Bicester Eco Business Centre (BEBC), designed by PHT Patron Architype, is the UK's first commercial building certified to Passivhaus Plus. The 1147m2 building forms a key element of the zero-carbon northwest Bicester Eco Town in Elmsbrook.The centre is one of the principal strategies in creating sustainable employment for the future northwest Bicester community, and the new three-storey building will accommodate 125 workplaces, serving local and start-up businesses.
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CO2 emissionsPrimary energy requirement
Energy target
PassivHaus

Energy and fuel use

Fuel use by type
Primary energy requirement
CO2 emissions
Renewables

Measured data from renewable generation is not yet available.

Fuel use

 Pre-developmentForecastMeasured
Electricity use - - -
Natural gas use- - -
Oil use- - -
LPG use- - -
Wood use- - -
Other Fuel - - -
 Pre-developmentForecastMeasured
Primary energy requirement - - -
Annual CO₂ emissions - - -
Annual space heat demand - - 13 kWh/m².yr

Renewable energy

Electricity generationForecastMeasured
Renewables Technology--
Other Renewables Tech--
Electricity consumed by generation --
Primary energy requirement
offset by renewable generation
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Annual CO₂ emissions
offset by renewable generation
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Calculation and targets

Whole house energy calculation method PHPP
Other whole house calculation method-
Energy target PassivHaus
Other energy targets-
Forecast heating load -

Airtightness

 DateResult
Pre-development air permeability test--
Final air permeability test--

Project description

Stage
Start date
Occupation date
Location Bicester Oxfordshire 
Build typeNew build
Building sectorCommercial
Property type
Construction type
Other construction type
Party wall construction
Floor area 988
Floor area calculation method Treated Floor Area (PHPP)
Building certification  Passivhaus certified building Passivhaus certified building

Project Team

Organisation
Project lead person
Landlord or ClientCherwell District Council
ArchitectArchitype
Mechanical & electrical consultant
Energy consultantE3 Consulting Engineers LLP
Structural engineer
Quantity surveyor
ConsultantWARM
ContractorKier

Design strategies

Planned occupancy
Space heating strategy
Water heating strategy
Fuel strategy
Renewable energy strategy
Passive Solar strategy
Space cooling strategy
Daylighting strategy
Ventilation strategy
Airtightness strategy
Strategy for minimising thermal bridges
Modelling strategy
Insulation strategy
Other relevant retrofit strategies
Contextual information

Building services

Occupancy
Space heating
Hot water
Ventilation
Controls
Cooking
Lighting
Appliances
Renewable energy generation system
Strategy for minimising thermal bridges

Building construction

Storeys
Volume -
Thermal fabric area -
Roof description
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Walls description
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Party walls description
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Floor description
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Glazed doors description
Glazed doors U-value - -
Opaque doors description
Opaque doors U-value - -
Windows description
Windows U-value - -
Windows energy transmittance (G-value) -
Windows light transmittance -
Rooflights description
Rooflights light transmittance -
Rooflights U-value -