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Project: European Commission Joint research centre

Building 27b of European Commission, Joint Research Centre Ispra Site, 3200 m2

  • Client: JRC — Directorate R — Unit R.9 Infrastructure development SL
  • Investor: European Commission
  • Type: Office renovation
  • Certification: BREEAM International NC 2013
  • One Click LCA used for: LCA- Mat 01 Life Cycle Impacts

Building 27b is a major refurbishment project of a 4-storey office building in the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy. The Ispra site is the third biggest Commission Site after Brussels and Luxembourg: it covers an area of 167 hectares and hosts more than 1850 people. The building 27b hosts the Directorate D – Sustainable resources/ Unit D5 – Food security. The project consists of a full renovation of core and local services, technical installation, internal finishing, and the whole envelope.

Building 27b achieved the BREEAM certification at the design stage and reached the 6+1 credits, including the exemplary credit for the Mat 01 – Life Cycle Impacts with the Life Cycle Analysis developed by the JRC — Unit R.9 Infrastructure development using One Click LCA.

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