Tannery Studios is a SMART building with all offices, green room and studios equipped with open-source IoT fuseboards to monitor power, lighting, and heating circuits. Occupants can monitor their individual usage on a web interface or via a communal dashboard which nudges down unnecessary energy usage.
The site has installed infrastructure for a rainwater recovery system including internal pipework to toilets, re-routing down pipes from 2,500 sq m of roof space and gravity feeding air conditioning condensate to flush all the toilets across the site for 3-400 people once the use intensity increases and installation of the 100,000 litre tank becomes economical.
Other initiatives include recently re-roofing a third of the sites with 120mm insulated panels and increasing the south-facing roof space for solar panel use, upgrading the entire site to a minimum of 110 lumen per watt LEDs run via IoT motion/photoreceptor, energy-efficient instant hot taps, upgrading glazing and thermal envelope insulation / glazing, installing plunge sensors in windows to cut out air conditioning, installing demountable and reusable timber partitioning to allow companies to flex/shrink their footprint, electric car charging points and applying in collaboration with Southbank University for UK innovation funding to put in a 1 Mega Watt district heat pump using the adjacent canals as a heat/cooling source.
A 73 kW solar installation has just been installed which during the summer makes the building carbon neutral and is backed up via a 100% renewables tarriff.