Archetech Issue 31 2017 - Page 72

ARCHETECH MAGAZINE C.F. Møller Architects WORDS: C.F. MøLLER ARCHITECTS PHOTOS: MARK HADDEN GREENWICH PENINSULA LOW CARBON ENERGY CENTRE THE GREENWICH PENINSULA IS ONE OF LONDON’S MAJOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT AREAS, INCLUDING 15,700 NEW HOMES, OVER 300,000 M2 OF OFFICE SPACE AND THE CONVERSION OF THE FORMER MILLENNIUM DOME INTO THE INDOOR ARENA RENAMED THE O2. COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY Responding to a cross-party drive to increase the use of Combined Heat & Power (CHP) across the UK and to realize a vision of decentralized energy power generation in London, the Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre houses technically advanced boilers and CHP that provide heat energy to the businesses and homes due to be built on the Peninsula in the coming years and is part of the Peninsula’s Sustainability Strategy. The Energy Centre is the largest new build residential heat network in Europe, saving over 20,000 tonnes of carbon every year. The 3000 m2 Low Carbon Energy Centre, situated in a prominent location at the entrance to the peninsula, adjacent to the Blackwall Tunnel Approach, is a highly visible and important new landmark that demonstrates the applicants’ and stakeholders’ commitment to sustainable and affordable energy for all. Heat energy will be distributed via a District Heating Network (DHN) from the Energy Centre to each plot across the development.