Environmental features at Ebury Street.
Key improvements include secondary vacuum glazing; rain water harvesting; Aerogel wall insulation; photo-voltaic and solar thermal energy generation; phase change materials (reducing over-heating in summer); and whole house ventilation and heat recovery. A building management system will monitor energy consumption.
Following the design stage assessment, 119 Ebury Street became the first listed building to achieve a BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating. It also won the 2015 Best Global BREEAM Residential Refurbishment Award and runner up in the People's Choice Award. The judges said: "119 Ebury Street sets a benchmark for the sustainable retrofit of listed buildings in the UK, demonstrating how much their environmental impact can be reduced whilst preserving historically significant urban fabric".