• London’s most sustainable building to be partly powered by recycled biodiesel

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    The PricewaterhouseCoopers More London building, also known as the “most sustainable building in London” is all set to go a deeper green. The structure located near Tower Bridge will use biodiesel powered ‘tri-generators’ that will generate around 25% of the buildings power to fulfill a quarter of its energy needs. This sure is a lot, taken that the building houses around 48,000m2 office, a good part of whose electricity, heating and cooling requirements will be fulfilled with green energy.

    Using 45,000 liters of B100 recycled biodiesel a month, a local biodiesel manufacturer, Uptown Oil, will work as a supplier. Vegetable oil from locally situated restaurants and hotels will be used too. Sourcing B100 from far off places increases the carbon footprint, taken that the oil has to travel those long miles in tankers. Sourcing it locally decreases the carbon footprint too. Maybe more London office buildings should follow suit too.

    Posted in Topics:Architecture, Tags: , on June 15, 2010