At room2, zero means zero, and we’re going full monty! This building is zero carbon from the first brick laid, through its operation, until the eventual demolition.
We know you share the same passion to protect our environment, so we’ve created a place where you can be a changemaker whilst feeling at home.
Pulling out all the stops to make room2 Chiswick the most sustainable.
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room2 Chiswick will operate at 89% less energy than a typical UK hotel. We’ve crammed in as many hard and soft technologies to make this happen.
We have committed to only build and operate whole life net zero hometels. That means the the big picture, the whole hog, all the carbon emissions from conception to the building’s end-of-life all equal to zero. We are the first hotel company in the world to set this standard, but hopefully not the last.
To heat and cool our building we use heat pumps. 200m long loops extract heat energy from the earth and draw it to the heating and water system. This also works in reverse, to cool.
All the electricity demand is met with 100% renewable energy from solar, wind and hydro.
The roof has lots of solar energy generation. These panels meet approximately 5% of the annual energy demand.
Our hot water system uses low heat technology to heat the water to what is needed, and not a degree more.
The showers and taps are ultra low flow but use air to create that power shower experience. All whilst saving water.
The lighting and heating systems detect movement in the room. So despite what your parents told you, you now no longer need to turn lights off when you leave the room. Pretty ‘smart’ right?
Innovation is the way forward so we’re piloting recycled battery cell technology to incorporate energy demand response and storage.
100% of our loose bespoke furniture in the lounge is from manufacturers 10 miles from site. Using natural, recycled, or reclaimed materials and FSC certified wood. 4,462 trees have been planted for the furniture bought in the rooms.
We aren’t perfect, and we do need to balance unavoidable emissions. So every kilo of carbon we emit will be calculated and offset with our reforesting partner in Nicaragua.
The green roof promotes biodiversity and provides a home for the insects. Underneath the green roof lives the blue roof which catches up to 50,000L of rainwater. This water is slowly drained to mitigate against local flooding.
There is a zero waste policy. We didn’t like the bins we saw in the market so we decided to design our own 3-in-1 recycling bins. To make recycling simple.
learnings from the lab
room2 Chiswick has two lab rooms. Don’t worry Big Brother isn’t watching you. They’re used to track energy, water and air quality, so we can get better and drive down energy further.
Think we can do better?
Then tell us! We’d love to collaborate and drive innovation to make a difference in our local and global communities.
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