Chameleon’s EEI project selected as a finalist for Mixology North21.
Chameleon Business Interiors completed the design and fit out of the University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute in accordance with their focus to create an environmentally considered solution with an SKA accreditation.
Using our knowledge and experience of design and materials along with our relationships with suppliers and contractors to successfully achieve the SKA Gold rating for this project being a first of its kind for this particular project un the rest of the UK. Chameleon Business Interiors were able to create a showcase for the university and its department that is both a functional and productive workspace while emulating the very ethos of the EEI.
The project has been selected as a finalist for the Project of the Year: Workplace Interiors sub 5,000 sqft at this year’s Mixology North21 Awards which take place on 9th December in Manchester.
As part of the SKA rating, we considered 86 criteria relating to the environment and sustainability to for ‘good practice’ which included ensuring materials were responsibly sourced, waste was reduced, materials were diverted from landfill, lighting design was sustainable and ensuring energy efficiency.
The design included exceptional, sustainable and environmentally friendly elements such as biophilic design elements to promote wellness in the workspace as well as to support the environment. The designs also included a large amount of reused and recycled materials such as 80% of carpet and soft floor finishes were reused or recycled, 50% of vinyl finishes were recycled through a closed-loop scheme and 80% of the timber flooring was reused with the remaining percentage diverted from landfill. An emphasis was made on this project to work with natural materials in order to emulate the ethos of the University of Hull’s EEI team throughout the design.
If you wish to seem more of our EEI project, click here.