Keppie are at the forefront of all relevant property and construction events. We regularly attend the MIPIM, BCO, IFIS, AHC and HFS conferences. We also host many of our own in-house events including GRUG (The Glasgow Revit User Group).
Due to the current Covid 19 situation many of these have been postponed, we will therefore update this section in the near future.
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The Events Complex Aberdeen (TECA) A focus on net zero
24th September 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
At this event we will hear from key members of the design team for the iconic new Events Complex, Aberdeen (TECA).
Opened in August 2019, TECA, including the 15,000 capacity P&J Live Arena, is a transformational development for the city of Aberdeen. The unique facility provides highly flexible, state of the art accommodation, housed within a spectacular angular building form which cuts a striking futuristic dash across the landscape. The most sustainable venue of its kind in the UK, the successful delivery of the project has created a vibrant, contemporary urban centre for tourism, commerce and leisure as part of a World Class facility that will stimulate the economy on both a local and national scale. The innovative new facility represents the first phase of the wider TECA Masterplan, acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of the surrounding area. 98.8% of all materials have been re-used on-site, with the recycling of granite and sandstone from the demolition of the Rowett Research Institute forming a key feature of the public art strategy and landscape design.
The key elements of the sustainable design strategy for the facility are the on-site Energy Centre and the Anaerobic Digestion Plant. The Energy Centre consists of a modular combined cooling/heating/power plant (CCHP). Utilising state-of-the-art NASA technology, it has the largest installation of hydrogen fuel cells in the UK. The Energy Centre operates on a modular basis, addressing seasonal variations in demand and providing flexibility for future expansion. The building envelope is constructed using reclaimed granite from the demolition of existing buildings within gabion baskets to screen the service yard area from the adjacent A96. The roof is formed using a green/sedum blanket and there are bat boxes located along the southern building elevation which face onto the landscaped parkland of the green burn corridor. The AD Plant uses local crops, farm and food waste to create renewable Biofuel and fertiliser. Gas produced from this organic waste is fed into the CCHP plant. The plant provides resource efficient energy for the TECA facility and adjacent hotels and, potentially, the wider Masterplan area and neighbouring communities. The centre is also home to a hydrogen fuel cells programme that will fuel the buses serving TECA as part of an ambitious integrated hydrogen transport project.
Lessons learnt from this flagship project will be particularly relevant to a wide range of new build and indeed retro-fit projects with similar aspirations for net zero moving forward.
By attending this event you can:
- Hear how sustainability was considered within a large-scale multi-purpose building and future development site.
- Learn about the interaction and influence of sustainability on the design development of TECA.
- Consider how developments such as these will help to meet Scotland’s target of net zero by 2045.
This event forms part of the RTPI Online Events 2020 series and is brought to you by Grampian Chapter.