Former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore’s new London office headquarters will utilise fuel technology used in NASA’s space shuttles it’s been revealed.
The Quadrant 3 development on Regent Street will feature 500,000 sq ft of London office space, as well as shops, restaurants, hotels and flats.
Gore’s Generation Investment Management, an investment management firm with a focus on sustainability, will occupy one of the development’s buildings.
The wider development will be powered by a fuel cell that works to convert gas into heat and electricity. However, it does this without producing large amounts of carbon emissions.
It’s been developed by FuelCell Energy and emits around 38 per cent less carbon dioxide than generated by standard gas-fired boilers.
The Crown Estate, the organisation behind the development, commented on the fuel cell technology.
Head of development, Alastair Smart, stated: “The fuel cell is a real flag in the sand, demonstrating what is possible in terms of energy efficiency and carbon reduction.
“It offers a commercially viable and sustainable source of energy. one of the main reasons for this is that the infrastructure lasts for 20 years, a lot longer than traditional systems,” he concluded.
The Quadrant 3 building has been designed by architects Donald Insall Associates.
By: Kirsty MacGregor
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