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7 Air Street – Sustainable Building Profile

7 Air Street was the first Grade II listed building in the UK to receive an EPC rating A. It was also the first West End office refurbishment to be BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certified (2011). What makes this building sustainable?

  • LED lighting is used throughout the building and uses 25% less energy than standard lighting*
  • Highly efficient and environmentally friendly technology is used to generate cooling, heating and power
  • 7 Air Street benefits from a central energy centre (CEC) which supplies energy to 3 neighbouring buildings, reducing energy and maintenance costs. The energy centre utilises innovative fuel cell technology which enables 350 tonnes of carbon to be saved annually*
  • A species rich green roof, designed to attract endangered bird species and other wildlife will increase biodiversity. Several varieties of plants including wild flowers and bulb species, along with insect habitats foraged from local parks make up the green roof design
  • Photovoltaic panels are supplied as part of the green roof design. 23KW of PV panels provide a maximum carbon saving of circa 12%*
  • Reducing carbon dioxide emissions through a series of retrofit measures, low energy and zero carbon technologies. Low energy air conditioning consumes 33% less electricity than standard air conditioning. Extensive cycle provision for staff promotes health and wellbeing, whilst minimising carbon emissions associated with commuting.*
  • Every level of the development has been considered to contribute towards the BREEAM rating. The wall insulation reduces heat loss through the walls by 65%*

*Estimated by our Services Engineers AECOM