A station on the U.K.’s London-Birmigham high-speed rail will be the world’s first to achieve an “outstanding” sustainability rating. The station, which has received planning approval, will provide connections to the Birmingham Airport and the National Exhibition Centre. Designed by architect Churchman Thornhill Finch, with engineers Arup Group, the station will minimize embodied carbon and incorporate solar panels and rainwater harvesting. It has secured the highest sustainability rating by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, which is broadly the U.K.’s equivalent of the U.S. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED).
HS2 Station Aims For Outstanding Sustainability
September 2, 2020