Schneider Electric helps Landsec build the iconic Net Zero building in London
- The Forge is the UK’s first commercial building designed to conform to the UK Green Building Council’s net zero carbon framework, both in its construction and in its operation.
- It operates with 100% renewable electricity and 107 photovoltaic panels
- Using innovative design-for-manufacturing-and-assembly (p-DFMA) platform techniques, a 25% reduction in carbon embodied in the manufacturing phase is achieved
- Schneider Electric IoT optimizes operational energy consumption using smart building and energy management solutions to deliver lifecycle energy efficiency and sustainable operation
Forge, Landsec’s first net zero carbon (NZC) commercial development, will introduce intelligent energy management solutions from Schneider Electric.
Landseck and Schneider Electric have collaborated closely since the early stages of this development, the first of its kind, which will be completed by the end of 2022 and which follows Landseck’s commitment to become a Net Zero company and reduce the cost by 70%. is consistent. Its full carbon emissions by 2030.
A smart approach to net zero carbon
The Forge, a London project located in the Bankside Cultural Centre, comprises two new commercial office buildings of nine storeys, bronze and phosphor, which together offer approximately 140,000 square meters of usable interior space.
The Forge aspires to be the first commercial office complex to be built and managed in accordance with the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) Net Zero Carbon Building Framework. It is also the first office project to be built using a highly sustainable design-for-manufacturing-assembly (P-DFMA) platform approach. Schneider Electric has helped fuel the offsite construction process, which includes the production of units for Building Management System (BMS) control. The project will benefit from the full capabilities of Schneider Electric’s EcoStructure™ for Buildings to enable smart building and energy management solutions, including:
– EcoStruxure™ Building Operations: Provides better control for facility managers, optimizes building management operations
– EcoStruxure™ Power Monitoring Expert: Designed to help maximize uptime and operational efficiency, while providing insight into electrical system health and energy consumption
– EcoStruxure™ Power Advisor and EcoStruxure™ Building Advisor: Provides relevant data and actionable information to proactively address inefficiencies in a building, by continuously monitoring systems and identifying faults.
– Smart low and medium voltage products and components: Enable comprehensive monitoring of energy usage and real-time infrastructure status updates
“Schneider Electric’s expertise in the design process and access to innovation has certainly helped support our Net Zero ambitions for this project,” said Neil Pennell, Director of Design Innovation and Property Landsec Solutions. “The breadth of solutions will allow us to improve the living experience, operational efficiency and sustainability credentials of buildings, adapting to climate and usage changes over time while reducing carbon. Continue to meet construction climate-related goals, which is why Schneider Electric’s smart building solutions are essential.”
“Forge is proof that Net Zero building is possible. Landsec is building the buildings of the future today. A key element is the adoption of smart technologies and harnessing the power of smart, clean, digital electricity – what we call Electricity 4.0 – from the start,” said Kaas Mohamed, VP Digital Energy at Schneider Electric UK and Ireland. “Many companies are running out of time to reach the Net Zero target; I hope the work done by Landsec will be of great help to many. Provides inspiration and a way forward for those who don’t know where to start.
The Forge has been selected as a Transforming Construction Challenge Demonstrator project by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, in recognition of its pioneering design and innovative construction techniques, which have contributed to the reduction of approximately 25% so far. Carbon from the initial design stage.
Schneider Electric’s state-of-the-art technology will also help buildings meet Landsek’s Design for Performance (DFP) goals. The In-Use Energy Rating stems from an industry-backed initiative that aims to close the performance gap by establishing a method to ensure that new office premises meet their intended design performance level during phase one of operation. EcoStruxure™’s comprehensive suite of dashboards will help Landsec monitor its progress against its NZC roadmap and achieve the NABERS UK rating target of 5*.