The first speculatively-developed tower to target an EPC A rating and BREEAM Outstanding, 8 Bishopsgate is founded on the UN Sustainable development goals and follows the guidance of the RIBA 2030 challenge. The design has been developed to achieve both low embodied carbon and be low-carbon in operation.
- Highest solar panels in London
- Cooling towers
- High efficiency boilers
- High efficiency fan units
- Occupancy sensors
- On floor cooling
- Air handling controlled on every floor
- Light-responsive blinds
- Rainwater collection and greywater recycling
- Sensor controlled LEDs
- Vertical external shading
- High efficiency chillers
Highest solar panels in London
Going above and beyond: securing PV arrays at heights of 200m takes truly innovative engineering.
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.
An active facade
Highly energy-efficient facades include light-responsive blinds that allow in daylight while controlling glare and reducing cooling demands by 5%.
Fresh air where you need it most
Floor-by-floor air provision that is filtered and controlled locally. Up to 20 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.
Smart, proactive systems
No more ‘set it and forget it’: interactive building systems optimise energy efficiency, as 60% of annual heat demand is met by recycling heat rejected from the cooling system.