The hotel has been awarded a score of 76.17% - well above the BREEAM Excellent benchmark of 70%. The hotel is also compliant with proposed changes to the current part L Building Regulations, which focus on improving buildings' energy efficiency.
The hotel will utilise a range of low energy technologies to reduce the energy demand of the building; supplemented by an on-site combined heat and power (CHP) engine with a pure plant oil (PPO) tri-generation energy centre; that will export electricity to the national grid outside of normal occupancy hours. This innovative system will deliver an 87% reduction in CO2 and supply up to 90% of the consumed energy from a renewable source.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport will benefit from a prime location with excellent visibility – 800m away from the main terminal and along the M1, the country’s busiest motorway. Besides 208 rooms and 8 suites, all offering Radisson signature services such as free high speed internet access, the property will offer a restaurant, bar/lounge, and coffee shop.
The build also incorporates a number of sustainable construction techniques to deliver a BREEAM Excellent facility, including a sustainable surface water drainage system that utilises techniques, such as porous paving in the car park, attenuation tanks and a rainwater harvesting system and interior and exterior motion sensitive lighting to further reduce electricity consumption.