Set over 3 levels on a 1.5 hectare site, the new Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s new British Embassy building in Jakarta is the latest high profile building to be protected from the escape of water by our specialist Waterguard systems.

The multi-functional and highly sustainable building was designed by HOK; a global design, architectural, engineering and planning firm which delivers unique design ideas along with sustainability solutions in collaboration with MACE, Ramboll Whitby Bird, MEP Engineers and TPS.

Jakarta is in a vastly seismic zone with excessive humidity levels and rain fall for eight months out of the year, this was greatly considered when planning the sustainability of the new building in order to gain an Excellent BREEAM assessment.

Water recycling and conservation is important when collecting BREEAM credits therefore all rain water that falls onto the structure is collected, stored and used for irrigation and grey water purposes. Two different Waterguard systems have also been installed which are controlling the water flow within the building, detecting and preventing major water leaks. The two systems; a Waterguard WG Series 7 and Waterguard WG1 both hold credits and adhere to WAT03 BREEAM assessment criteria. Look out for our next post on “How does Waterguard get me BREEAM Credits?” for more information on BREEAM and its assessment criteria.

Here at Waterguard we are passionate about increasing and raising awareness on the importance of the sustainability of new buildings and reducing the carbon footprint of existing ones. During 2012 we have supplied our specialist systems to the developers of Armstrong Point, the UK’s first zero energy cost business park and the improvement of the MK Dons football stadium.

If you require any further information on our purpose built commercial systems please do not hesitate to call us on 01226 244200.