Troldtekt helps R&D centre take the leed

Vestas Technology’s new R&D Centre in western Jutland is the first LEED building in Denmark to achieve certification in the platinum category.

Designed by architects Aarhus Arkitekterne a/s, the latest building technology and materials have been used to create the most sustainable building as possible. This includes ceilings formed with Troldtekt acoustic panels and Troldtekt lighting installed together to provide a combined ‘one stop shop’ package of energy efficient solutions and a perfect indoor climate.

To facilitate easy specification and to help architects and specifiers obtain LEED status for their projects, Troldtekt offers LEED assessors a free and comprehensive range of ready-to-use packages with thorough documentation and information for the relevant LEED criteria. This ranges from full information on materials used, their emissions and acoustical performances through to waste management, reuse and recycled content. They also provide similar packages for BREEM and DGNB assessors.

Troldtekt’s lighting comprises a range of recessed spotlights plus round and linear fittings specially designed for installation within Troldtekt acoustic panels. This leaves the ceiling uncluttered but also easily accessible from below to facilitate relamping.

Troldtekt acoustic panels are made from 100% natural wood fibres mixed with cement. Their benefits include high sound absorption, high durability, natural breathability, low cost life cycle performance and sustainability. The panels are widely specified throughout Europe and in the UK to improve acoustics in many potentially noisy environments, such as schools, swimming pools, industrial environments and public buildings. Available in various sizes and in three grades from ultrafine to coarse, they can be left untreated or painted in virtually any RAL colour. Their sustainability was recently recognised with certification at Silver level within the Cradle to Cradle concept.

For samples, case studies and technical information please call Skanda on tel 0844 8114877 or visit www.troldtekt.co.uk