119 Ebury Street: making old buildings ecofriendly

 

Grosvenor’s multi award winning 119 Ebury Street, is an exemplar for sustainable retrofit. The (listed) hotel has been transformed into three apartments achieving an 80% carbon reduction. Improvements include secondary vacuum glazing; rain water harvesting; Aerogel wall insulation; photo-voltaic and solar thermal energy generation; phase change materials (reducing over-heating in summer); and whole house ventilation and heat recovery. A building management system will monitor energy consumption.  It was the first listed building to achieve a BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating.