The new design has standards of environmental sustainability and climate resilience as a core principle, meeting and in some cases exceeding current building performance requirements for the lifetime of the building.

The new building offers significant sustainability improvements against the current library with lower energy use and carbon emissions, limiting the impact of the development on the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation.

The new library viewed from the north west
  • Heating and cooling through use of air-source heat pumps.
  • Maximising use of natural lighting with LED artificial lighting provided when required.
  • Orientating the building to achieve maximum thermal efficiency.
  • Provision of cycle storage and sustainable travel plan for residents, reducing requirement for personal vehicle ownership.
  • Electric Vehicle charging points for all resident car parking spaces.

Landscaping will be based upon both community feedback and expert ecological advice including seeking to incorporate existing mature trees into the development.

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