Somerset House is continually striving to minimise our carbon foot print.
Over the past few years, we have shaped our running operations to use sustainable energy by recycling our heat and other waste products.
We installed a new combined cooling, heating and power plant, which now produces around 63% of all electricity at Somerset House. The heat generated by the process then goes to warm the building during winter and cool it in summer, dramatically reducing our CO2 emissions.
We’ve improved our Grade I-listed building in many other ways, from the thermal insulation we’ve added to the building to the high-intensity, low-energy LED floodlights we’ve installed in The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, and our high-tech building management system helps us reduce our energy consumption round the clock.
We also recycle 86% of our waste and use FSC-certified paper for many of our publications.