VIP site visit to Renzo Piano’s sustainability exemplar Central St Giles, London
Central St Giles is the first UK project by Italian architect Renzo Piano. It is a step change development, notable for its iconic citrus façades, part of former mayor Ken Livingstone’s ‘London Plan’ and at the east end of the UK’s busiest street, Oxford Street.
In its role as an elite leadership organisation bringing together leading businesses to collaborate, innovate and create commercial opportunities through sustainability, Sustain Worldwide is organising a VIP visit to this inspirational development from 10am-1pm on 22 October.
The VIP visit will be hosted by the people who created it – developer LGP, engineer ARUP HVAC supplier Climaveneta and facilities manager Broadgate Estates – to show how the building was designed and how the project was delivered meeting the needs of users, planning and building controls as well as hitting sustainability targets.
Simon Wilkes Head of Business Space Development of LGP will conduct a guided tour of the building. Simon and Mauro Montello Director of Climaveneta will also make short presentations, and will be available to discuss the building on a one-to-one basis.
To register your VIP place for this exclusive (10 places only are available) chance to visit Central St Giles, contact us.
Leading the news agenda
This month Sustain Worldwide,Partners and Members have secured strong, in-depth coverage talking about the key issues we face as an industry. Working together, we have secured a total of 6,841,189 opportunities for interested parties to read about the issues we believe to be key.
SUSTAINABILITY WITH A DASH OF COLOUR Sustain Magazine Circulation: 5,000
PROPERLY MANAGED SPACE IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD Building Services and Environmental Engineer Circulation: 20,063
And as part of its own media campaign, we are delighted to share this excellent piece coverage on behalf of Sustain Worldwide Premium Member Climaveneta:
ABOUT CLIMAVENETA With 40 years of experience, Climaveneta's solutions-led approach combines optimum comfort and premium energy efficiency to ensure an attractive return on investments and the highest standards of environmental respect in every kind of building.
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The Sustain Worldwide Leaders Series brings together foremost businesses to collaborate, innovate and create commercial opportunities in the built environment through sustainability. Currently, the Leaders’ focus is to develop a highly sustainable building in the City, and to create the most sustainable private members establishment in London. The Sustain Worldwide Premium Members Partners and Members collaborating to deliver the projects are Affinity Private Equity, Ben Adams Architects, Buro Happold, Climaveneta, Gerald Eve and TFT. Contact us to enquire about opportunities to join the Leaders Series.
INNOVATION & EDUCATION
Sustain Worldwide has been guiding its member Oliver Burns, an architectural interior design & development practice, to embed its Environmental Management System (EMS). An EMS is a set of processes and practices that enable a company to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency. An EMS assists a company to address regulatory demands, and can also help address non-regulated issues, such as energy conservation, waste reduction, water preservation, and can promote stronger operational control and employee stewardship, demonstrates robust governance and provides outputs that can be used for CSR and marketing opportunities. Oliver Burns’ EMS will be externally audited and certified under EcoStep, an environmental accreditation for businesses set up under a European Union funded programme. For further information about implementing an EMS within your business contact us.
Solar promises silver lining
A material known for more than a century could be key to lowering the cost of solar power, according to the world’s top solar researchers. Although the potential of perovskites is only just starting to be understood it is already commanding serious attention and several companies are working to commercialise it. Perovskites are dramatically cheaper to obtain and use than silicon and initial research suggests that the new technology could lead to solar panels costing between 10 and 20 US cents per watt, whereas they currently cost in the region of 75 cents per watt. If this can be achieved it would allow solar power to powerfully compete with fossil fuel. The new material may make it possible to get the best of both worlds—solar cells that are highly efficient but also cheap to make, which has long been the challenge facing researchers and developers.
Creating sustainable plastics
Vegetable fats and oils could soon replace petroleum as a key ingredient for making plastics, thanks to a new process. Scientists at the American Chemical Society (ACS) are researching a new photochemical process in the search for a more sustainable alternative source of olefins, a key ingredient for making plastics that currently comes from petroleum. They used UV-C light, which is used in sanitizing wands to eradicate bacteria and viruses around the house, to convert a wide variety of vegetable and animal fats and oils – ranging from lard to waste cooking oil – into the synthetic fibres called olefins. Olefins are the building blocks for familiar plastics like polyethylene, polyester, polyvinyl chloride and polystyrene. They traditionally come from petroleum and can include ethylene, propylene and butadiene.
Sustain Worldwide networking dinners provide sustainable sustenance
Sustain Worldwide hosts regular, invitation-only networking dinners attended by Premium Members and select guests. Attendees at recent dinners held at The Ivy, the Oxo Tower and Le Gavroche have included directors from amongst others Aberdeen Asset Management, Arup, British Land, Climaveneta, Legal & General Property, and Tuffin Ferraby Taylor. The next dinner will be held at the acclaimed J Sheekey fish eatery in Covent Garden, London on 16 October.
Partners & Members News in Brief
Climaveneta is delighted to announce that they have been chosen as the main supplier for air conditioning for two of Vodafone Italy’s Main Switch Centres (MSCs). At Padua MSC they have adopted a water solution with 6 AC 70 close control units connected to two NX / LN-KS chillers and a dry cooler. At the Bari site is a whole air system with the installation of 13 close control units including 3 redundant air conditioners for a total of 40kW cooling capacity.
Affinity Corporation Properties plc, a company in the Affinity Group, has launched a fixed income investment bond. It pays interest of 6% pa (2% payable annually and 4% is compounded and paid at redemption) until redemption after 10 years. The Bond Offer Document has been approved by FCA regulated Mazars. Mazars is not only ranked as the ninth largest UK partnership by audit fee income, but is also one of Europe’s largest accounting firms with a huge global presence.
TFT Partners Mat Lown and Paul Spaven will be lecturing for the RICS on Zero Carbon Buildings as part of their CPD series. The session will explore Government objectives, Part L changes, the cost of achieving zero carbon, the cost benefit analysis and design guidance within a defined framework for Zero Carbon. The RICS Series roadshow will visit Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leicester, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Plymouth, Winchester and York.
Joe Burns from Oliver Burns will be joining an esteemed panel at Decorex on September 24,, which includes Oliver Heath from Heath Design, Rebecca Whittington from The Scarlett Hotel and Bathrooms International’s Cheryl Gurner, to discuss whether sustainability and luxury are mutually exclusive concepts. Joe will be using his expertise in interiors to talk about the advances in materials and techniques in this area and how Oliver Burns’ pledge towards ‘thoughtful luxury’ aims to reflect luxury through deeper sustainable values.
In late July, Medina Palms hosted the launch of their state-of-the-art Residences in Watamu in Kenya. The evening was a great success attended by top dignitaries. 40 properties have already been sold to discerning clients looking for private tranquillity in a stunning location. Medina Palms is consulting on its CSR and EMS as it continues to demonstrate its commitment to be the new face of Kenya.
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