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:
Annual energy consumption 2011-12 (kWh)
Annual carbon emissions
Roy Shaw Centre / Cressy Road
Town Hall extension
42 Caversham Road (KT DHO)
98-100 St Pancras Way
156 West End Lane
Savings as % of baseline
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.