Rubber flooring materials help library win Rics award
The McClay Library at Queen's University in Belfast has won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) Sustainability Award 2010 with the help of environmentally-friendly flooring materials.
Rubber flooring materials were installed in the Northern Irish educational facility in order to boost its green and sustainable building credentials.
Building Research Establishment Green Guide A-rated construction materials were implemented during the design phase, with aluminium curtain walling and 13,200 sq ft of carpet tiling included.
The majority of substances deployed, including the rubber flooring materials, all contain a recycled element and can be used again in the future.
"This project illustrates the capacity of chartered surveyors and other building professionals in Northern Ireland to have a hugely positive impact in economic and social terms," Ben Collins, Rics Northern Ireland director, stated.
Last year, the organisation awarded the green prize to Bond University's School of Sustainable Development in Queensland, Australia, which was designed in conjunction with development company Mirvac.
Posted by Kim Bardsley
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