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Schneider Electric helps Landsec create flagship Net Zero building in London’s cultural hub of Bankside

Schneider Electric helps Landsec create flagship Net Zero building in London’s cultural hub of Bankside

Landsec and Schneider have worked closely from the early concept stages of this first-of-its-kind development, which is set to complete at the end of 2022

• The Forge is the UK’s first commercial building designed in line with the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) net zero carbon framework in both construction and operation

• Powered by 100% renewable electricity and 107 PV panels

• Attained a c25% reduction in embodied carbon at the construction phase using innovative platform design for manufacturing and assembly (P-DfMA) techniques

• Optimises operational energy consumption using Schneider Electric’s IoT smart building and energy management solutions to provide full lifecycle energy efficiency and sustainable operations

Today it is announced that The Forge, Landsec’s first net zero carbon (NZC) commercial development is to feature smart energy management solutions from Schneider Electric.

Landsec and Schneider have worked closely from the early concept stages of this first-of-its-kind development, which is set to complete at the end of 2022 and is aligned with Landsec’s commitment to become a net zero carbon business and reduce absolute carbon emissions by 70% by 2030.

The Forge, a London development in the cultural hub of Bankside, comprises two new-build commercial office buildings of nine storeys each, Bronze and Phosphor, which together provide circa 140,000 sq ft of net internal space.

The Forge aspires to be the first commercial office development constructed and operated in line with the UKGBC’s net zero carbon buildings framework. It is also the first office scheme to be built using the highly sustainable platform approach to design for manufacture and assembly (P-DfMA). Schneider Electric has contributed to promoting the offsite construction process, which included producing package units for the Building Management System controls. The project will benefit from the full breadth of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure™ for Buildings to enable smart building and energy management solutions, including:

• EcoStruxure™ Building Operation: Offering enhanced control for facilities managers, optimising building management operations

• EcoStruxure™ Power Monitoring Expert: Designed to help maximise uptime and operational efficiency, giving insight into electrical system health and energy consumption

• EcoStruxure™ Power Advisor and EcoStruxure™ Building Advisor: Providing relevant data for actionable insights by constantly monitoring systems and identifying faults to proactively address a building's inefficiencies

• Low-voltage and Medium-voltage Smart Products and Components: Allowing for the full monitoring of energy usage and real-time infrastructure status updates

The Forge has been selected by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, as a demonstrator project for the Transforming Construction Challenge initiative, in recognition of its pioneering design and ground-breaking construction techniques, which have contributed to a circa 25% reduction, to date, in embodied carbon from the initial design stage.

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