The facts behind the sustainability story
8 Bishopsgate is the first tower to speculatively target — and now achieve — BREEAM Outstanding and EPC A rating.
Low embodied and operation carbon thanks to every element of the building being optimised from foundation materials to reduced cooling demand.
Powered by sustainable and smart technologies. An AI integrated analytics platform captures, analyses and shares energy performance, while the unique floor-by-floor air provision can be tailored to the individual preferences of each business.
Urban planting across accessible roof terraces and throughout the building boost biodiversity and enhance each person’s experience, while innovative ways of reusing water reduce the demand and, therefore, environmental impact.
Taking sustainability to new heights
Our experienced team have taken a holistic design approach to deliver a market-leading building.
- Solar powerHighest solar panels in London
- Water efficiencyA system designed to reduce fresh water demand and limit impact on local infrastructure
- Heat efficiencyActive facade with light responsive blinds reduce cooling demand by 5%
- BiodiversityUrban planting on roof terraces and throughout the building
- Carbon savvy5,000 tonnes of CO2 saved thanks to architectural innovations and optimisations
UK’s tallest EPC A Building
Tonnes of C02 saved (500x average person’s annual carbon footprint)
Operational waste sent to landfill
of annual heat demand is met by recycling heat rejection from cooling system
less structural carbon than London tall buildings benchmark
of building electricity will come from certified renewable sources
FRESH AIR WHERE YOU NEED IT MOST
Floor-by-floor air provision that is filtered and controlled locally. Up to 18 litres of fresh air per person per second can be directed to where it is needed on the floor plates, with smart sensors to match occupant need.
SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT
Rainwater attenuation protects the capital’s ageing sewers by slowing the release of rainwater. Harvested rainwater is filtered and reused for irrigation and toilet flushing to reduce water consumption.
HIGHEST SOLAR PANELS IN LONDON
Going above and beyond: securing PV arrays at heights of 200m takes truly innovative engineering.
AN ACTIVE FACADE
Highly energy-efficient facades include light-responsive blinds that allow in daylight while controlling glare and reducing cooling demands by 5%.