Case study 11 – Great Glen House

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Project Name: Great Glen House

Building Type: Commercial

Location: Inverness

Architect: Keppie Design

Project: Great Glen House is the headquarters of Scottish Natural Heritage.

The existing landscape is extended up to, and brought into, the building with full height windows and openings connecting the interior and exterior. The building seeks to minimise the use of energy through its design. Passive design and orientation of the main spaces maximises opportunities for heating, cooling, ventilation and natural daylight. Energy use is further reduced by increased insulation and reduced air leakage through the building fabric. A natural ventilation system is supplemented by openable windows allowing the occupant to control the local temperature.

Materials Featured: Scottish Larch, Douglas Fir, Glulaminated Timber

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