The Waterfront Building is using green electricity and ice for cooling. The CO2 savings are more than half a ton per day!
The most spectacular aspect of the energy solution is that it distributes energy among the various buildings according to need. Water temperature and solar insulation values are used in conjunction with forecasts and statistical weather data to adjust energy consumption.
This applies not only
to heating and cooling, but also to the use of
daylight compensation lighting.
Multiple green options for getting around
Tenants of the Waterfront Building also have access to our environmentally friendly transport services. We offer a fleet of bikes to lend upon request, and even e-scooters to rent. Additionally, we offer e-car rentals to meet client specific needs.
Shared energy system for a greener profile
The key to the green solution is that the Waterfront Building shares its energy system with the hotel and congress centre in the Stockholm Waterfront complex.
For example, 250 tonnes of ice is stored for use together with water from Lake Klara Sjö to regulate the temperature in the buildings, partly for thermal dumping, but also as a heat source in the winter and free cooling when the temperature in the water is sufficiently low. This technology is unique in the world.
It's all certified
The environmental measures and energy solutions have led to the Waterfront Building being awarded the prestigious LEED Gold certification, an international environmental standard and the most widely acclaimed certification system in the world. The acknowledgement from LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) recognises the building’s consideration of environmental aspects such as water and energy consumption.
Sustainability put into perspective
The solar panels of the Waterfront Building complex produce 1,000,000 watts of thermal energy every day. That equals:
- 5,000 cups of coffee brewed per year
- 2,000 km driven by a car