Reaching milestones at City of London

We’re improving energy performance within six of the City of London’s most iconic buildings as part of their robust zero carbon roadmap, and our decarbonisation project is taking shape.

In total, we’ll be replacing over 10,000 light fittings with LED lighting across the Barbican Art Centre, the Guildhall Complex, Guildhall School of Music, and Dance including the buildings at Milton Court, John Hossier Annexe, Silk Street and Sundial Court, to increase energy performance.

Out of the 10,000 LED upgrades, we have just 700 left to install within the Barbican, and within the Guildhall event spaces where we’re implementing specialist LED lighting. Work is due to be complete by mid-September.

We’ve also installed Energy Conservation Measures such as draught proofing, BMS optimisation, replacement of failed or end of life control valves, ventilation distribution repairs, pipe insulation, Air Handling Unit EC fan retrofit, and metering, to reduce energy use, unnecessary heat loss, and help improve comfort conditions for building users.

Once complete, the City of London Corporation will benefit from energy savings of over £480,000 a year and carbon savings of over 1,000 tonnes a year, helping take major strides towards the ambitious target of net zero carbon emissions by 2027 for its corporate estate.

We asked Project Manager, Kaushik Modasia, to take some photographs of the progress so far.