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Norwich, United Kingdom—The University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England, is about to break ground on the Norwich Research Park Enterprise Centre, an academic and office facility that promises to become the greenest commercial building in the United Kingdom.

According to CleanTechnica, Norwich officials have recently approved the project, which entails an investment of approximately £8 million (equivalent to more than $12 million).

Designed by Architype, the building will be the country’s first commercial development to obtain both Passivhaus and Breeam ‘Outsanding’ ratings. Morgan Sindall is also working on the project as main contractor, along with BDP Engineers and Churchman Landscape Architects.

Through its new center, the UEA aims to create a leading green facility capable of achieving high levels of performance across a wide range of criteria, including an ultra-low degree of embodied carbon.

“Passivhaus is all about energy and comfort, it is proven to deliver very…

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