Top sustainability rating for London’s ‘Walkie Talkie’

London’s iconic “Walkie Talkie” tower has been recognised as one of the most sustainable buildings in the capital. Officially known as 20 Fenchurch Street, it has achieved the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) rating, the global design and assessment method for sustainable buildings. It was given an “Excellent” post-construction rating of 80.2% by […]

This is solar calling, over! Walkie Talkie gets panels

The Walkie Talkie inflamed headlines when the sun’s reflection off its curved glass windows apparently melted part of a car last year. Now one of the newest additions to the London skyline is using its optimum spot in the sun to good use – with solar panels on its rooftop. The skyscraper on Fenchurch Street had a […]

London’s ‘Walkie Talkie’ tower gets fuel cell plant

Calling green energy fans, over – the latest addition to London’s skyline will be powered by fuel cell technology. Dubbed the ‘Walkie Talkie’ tower because of its architectural shape, the 38 storey office building on 20 Fenchurch Street which is being built (artists’ interpretation, pictured) will install a 300kW fuel cell power plant next year. […]