One the most recent additions to the London skyline has achieved BREEAM Excellent rating, making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the city. 20 Fenchurch Street, dubbed the ‘Walkie Talkie’, scored 80.2% on the BREEAM rating system, which helps assess the sustainability of buildings and construction. Developed by Canary Wharf Group and Land Securities, the skyscraper was constructed using a number of sustainably sourced materials and has green energy installations in place to mitigate CO2 emissions. The 160m tall building, noticeable for its distinctive, top heavy design, employs solar PV panels on the roof which generate an estimated 27,300kWh of electricity each year. The building also features the first hydrogen fuel cell to be installed on a commercial building in the City of London.
Edie 8th July 2016 read more »