Skyscraper hotel to take CO2 savings to new heights

A tower hotel in the UK is to be powered by a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant. The 135KW unit will provide low carbon electricity, heating and hot water […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A tower hotel in the UK is to be powered by a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant.

The 135KW unit will provide low carbon electricity, heating and hot water to the 39-storey Novotel skyscraper in Canary Wharf, due for completion in autumn this year.

It is expected to reduce 213 tonnes of carbon emissions and save energy equivalent to nearly two million hot showers.

Veolia’s specialist CHP team, which already provide services to more than 110 hotels and help reduce emissions by more than 33,000 tonnes each year, will operate and maintain the plant.

Gavin Graveson, Veolia’s Chief Operating Officer of Public and Commercial, said: “This latest application of decentralised power demonstrates how Veolia can help the hotel industry maintain energy security and lower demand on the grid. By working with Accor at the Novotel Marsh Wall we will help them to reduce the overall carbon footprint as well as highlighting their sustainable approach.”