Being sited on the edge of a major city has its advantages, but air quality can suffer. The integration of a Siplast NOx-Activ® waterproofing solution from BMI Group across 3,000 square metres of roof not only provided vital protection from the weather, it also created a permanent self-cleaning, de-polluting seal. A simple formula is behind this clever problem solver, harnessing solar energy to react with the harmful nitrous oxides that accumulate in the atmosphere from traffic and transforming them into benign nitrates that are then washed away by the rain.
Not only do the rooftops work with the sun to improve the surrounding air quality, BMI Group’s expertise also helped with the creation of a ‘photovoltaic garden’ using state-of-the-art solar panels to generate clean energy. Working hand in hand with the daylight rich design of the offices, this allows the buildings to operate efficiently with low carbon energy, and the people within them to enjoy a healthier working environment.