£750,000 energy efficiency makeover for Glasgow Airport warehouse

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A warehouse at Glasgow Airport has been upgraded to meet new energy efficiency regulations that came into force yesterday…

A £750,000 upgrade to a vacant warehouse at Glasgow Airport has been undertaken to improve its energy efficiency.

The upgrades were in response to new regulations that came into force yesterday and were delivered by real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle.

The Hub Air Cargo Centre spans 40,000 sq ft and saw measures such as PIR-operated LED lighting and replacement air conditioning units within the offices. The refurbishment also used sustainably –sourced materials.

Natural light through new roof lights will reduce the need for artificial lighting. New flooring and access doors were also installed.

The changes will raise the EPC certificate from D to B, which brings the building in line with requirements set out in the new Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016, which came into effect on 1 September.

These new regulations apply to commercial properties with more than 1,000 sq m of space and prevents the sale or lease of these buildings until energy and carbon targets in place.

Niall Robertson, director at JLL’s buildings & construction team, said: “For building contractors and consultants in Scotland, the new regulations will come as positive news with a healthy stream of work set to come their way.

“The Hub, Air Cargo Centre is a good example of how pre 2002 standard stock can be fully modernised to meet the new rules.”

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