Friday, 16 November 2012

New public building in King's Cross reduces CO2 emission by 64%

New modelling suggests moving to the new building in on course to save the council up to £500k a year in heating bills alone - before other savings - reducing Camden's office buildings carbon footprint by almost two thirds, the equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of 435 Camden residents – almost half the number of people living on the Maiden Lane estate.   

The baseline energy consumption has been calculated from the 2011/12 electricity and gas consumption for the buildings the Council is due to vacate (detailed below) against the estimated energy consumption in the new building:

Building
Annual energy consumption 2011-12 (kWh)
Annual carbon emissions
(CO2t)
Bedford House
25,001
13
Bidborough House
1,335,107
584
Clifton House
33,094
17
Cockpit Yard
707,327
157
Crowndale Centre 
2,341,539
915
Jamestown Road
423,544
128
Roy Shaw Centre / Cressy Road
1,598,999
764
Town Hall extension
3,931,131
1,674
42 Caversham Road (KT DHO)
162,688
49
98-100 St Pancras Way
427,294
221
156 West End Lane
756,894
266
Baseline
11,742,618 kWh
4,788 CO2t
Projected B3
4,195,000 kWh
1,733 CO2t
Net savings
7,547,618 kWh
3,055 CO2t
Savings as % of baseline
64%



Baseline CO2 emissions have been calculated by multiplying the annual electricity and gas consumption by 2012 DEFRA conversion factors (0.52 for electricity and 0.21 for gas).
The projected CO2 emissions and energy consumption for the new King’s Cross building have been determined through a design stage assessment of projected energy use based on standard energy assessment procedures and were provided by Grontmij, the project’s BREEAM assessors.

No comments:

Post a Comment