Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy
Combined heat and power (CHP) technology is playing its part in helping Bloomberg achieve the status of world’s most sustainable office building for its European headquarters.
Opening later this month in the City of London, the building achieved an 'Outstanding' rating against the BREEAM sustainability assessment method, with a 98.5 per cent score. This is the highest design-stage score ever achieved by any major office development.
The CHP generation centre on-site supplies heat and power in a single, efficient system with reduced carbon emissions. Waste heat generated from this process is recycled for cooling and heating and, in use, is expected to save 500-750 metric tonnes of CO2 each year.