A new rehoming centre for the Dogs Trust near Loughborough.  Sustainability is at the heart of the design approach, with the main building achieving a zero carbon EPC and the “Outstanding” for the design stage BREEAM assessment. E3 carried out a review of design the Trust’s existing rehoming centres to improve the design approach with a view to radically reducing energy consumption, through carefully zoned heat recovery mechanical ventilation and automatic lighting controls, and localised water heaters. The heating system uses a wood pellet boiler, and there is a large ground mounted PV array.  Completed May 2012, construction cost £7m.

Client: Dogs Trust

Architect: Peter Napier

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