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Clare Hudson
Clare Hudson
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  • 08th July 2011

Sky move into Europe’s most sustainable office space

It was announced today that Sky has moved into a new state-of-the-art office building in West London which is said to be the most sustainable broadcasting facility in Europe.

The property, Sky Studios has an on-site wind turbine, a biomass-fired combined cooling and heating power (CCHP) plant, and bright, spacious studio/ office spaces which are naturally ventilated.

Sky has invested approximately £233 million in Sky Studios, which also has post production and transmission facilities for each of the company’s departments.

Sky Studios was designed by Arup Associates to significantly reduce carbon emissions and reduce energy use. The wind turbine alone generates enough electricity to power 90% of the property’s lighting. As a result, the building has a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and an Energy Performance Certificate ‘A’ rating.

Sky’s desire to go green resulted in the company winning, ‘Sustainable Project of the Year’ at the 2010 Sustainability Awards. The company was also nominated for an award at the Guardian Sustainability Awards 2011, Building Awards 2011 and 2011 Sustainable Energy Europe Awards.

Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive for Sky said: "Opening Sky Studios is a significant step in Sky’s development. Not only is Sky Studios the most environmentally sustainable broadcasting facility in Europe, it’s cutting edge technology will also help us continue to create ground-breaking and innovative programming long into the future."

Source: Sky starts broadcasting from Europe’s greenest studio