SusStation Project

SusStation Project
Interreg IVB
Sintropher 19 April, 2012
Richard Watts, Project Manager
Projects across Europe
SusStations – Sustainable Stations Interreg IVB project
A €10m European project with ERDF of €4m
Lancashire is Lead Partner
Partners in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Northern Ireland
Sharing best practice and lessons learnt
Think European – act locally
Envireo Cluster – sharing ideas to a wider audience
Interreg annual events
SusStation Assessment Tool
Tool Structure
SusStation Assessment Tool
What is a “sustainable station”?
How to measure?
Aims for holistic sustainability approach
Questions in 5 above categories (energy, health etc)
Quantified answers for energy & water
– Related to EU TSI or NL regulations or industry standards
• Qualitative answers e.g. health/quality of use
– see user manual with examples, as follows
• Results are from 1-10 (least to most sustainable) with 6
as the benchmark
General data
Module with:
Name of the station.
Assessment of 1or 2
Type of project: in use, new
build, refurbishment.
Characteristics of the
m2 of the domains,
number of passengers/day.
These figures are used in
the calculations and the
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Questionnaire: example Energy
The other themes work the same way
4 subtheme’s:
- energy consumption
in general
- use of sustainable
energy (solar, wind,
- lighting and transfer:
describes type of
lamps, use of
type of elavators,
- heating and cooling:
insulation, demand,
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Results and labeling
A module gives a overview of the score and advice on improvements
A Sustainability label:
General score.
Score per theme.
Advice on improvements
per variant.
Comparison of variants.
Instrument that helps
the architect in finding
sustainable solutions in a
broader perspective.
Makes it possible for the
sponsor to set ambitions.
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Use of the tool
• In the Netherlands approximately 60
existing stations are assessed by ProRail
and NS.
• In Holland the tool is used in a number of
projects, new build and refurbishment, but
ProRail and NS are still in a learning mode.
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Extract from Tool user manual:
Figure 8: examples of daylight access. Left
Sloterdijk station: a complete glass canopy >
75% light. Right Schiedam station: Fully roofed
< 25% light.
Accrington EcoStation
Opened for passenger use in November 2010
Demonstration project 1 - Accrington
Category E small station
320,000 passengers per annum and growing
Welcome to Accrington 1970’s style
Linked by design
Accrington Eco Station – bespoke or template?
Accrington EcoStation
Low carbon materials – no standards to judge
Renewable energy – 34% of electricity (initially!)
“A” rated Energy Performance Certificate
BREEAM “Excellent” rating
Energy footprint of 255 kWh/m2 (50% of former
• Access is 72% by zero carbon/mass transit modes
• Community resource – school visits & allotment
Accrington Station Travel Plan
Research June 2010
Update due April 2011
Source Eden Business Analysis Sept 2010
Antrim Integrated Bus & Rail Centre
Under construction Jan 2012 – mid 2013
Antrim Integrated Bus & Rail Centre
• Sensitive restoration of historic building
• “first class” modern facilities
• Passive sustainable design e.g. insulation,
natural ventilation, triple glazing
• Active sustainable technology – PV panels
• 15% reduction in energy vis a vis building regs
• Reclaimed, low carbon materials – standards?
Station Green – Horrem, Cologne
Demolition under way, completion end 2013
Station Green – Horrem, Cologne
Part of DB EcoProgramm
DB’s 1st reduced carbon station
Passenger comfort alongside sustainability
Comprehensive approach – ecology, economy
& sociology
• Low carbon materials
• Aim for carbon neutral building operation (but
depends on off site measures)
Utrecht Centraal Renewable Energy
Construction began Jan 2011, completion on
track for June 2012
Utrecht Centraal
Utrecht Centraal Renewable Energy
• PVs to provide 30% of station electricity
• Also small contribution to ATES for direct
heating/cooling energy (station & city hall)
• Contributory to CU2030 area redevelopment
– The definitive design for the station area will be
tested against the statutory environmental
regulations through an independent
Environmental Effect Report
Boulogne Eco Quartier Gare
Before & after images.
Planning & design work ongoing.
Boulogne Eco Quartier Gare
favoriser l’utilisation de transports doux (transports en commun, vélo, marche à pied) (38%, 89
faire participer les habitants à la vie du quartier (13%, 31 Votes)
respecter les critères de la Haute Qualité Environnementale (13%, 31 Votes)
réduire les consommations énergétiques (12%, 28 Votes)
favoriser l’utilisation de matériaux locaux et écologiques pour la construction (11%, 25 Votes)
favoriser la biodiversité (8%, 19 Votes)
limiter la production des déchets (3%, 8 Votes)
diminuer les consommations d’eau (2%, 3 Votes)
Discussion and questions?
For more detailed information on
the tool, please contact:
Gerald Olde Monnikhof, ProRail.
[email protected]
tel.: +31 88 231 3283
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