The hometel brand ‘Room2’ has announced the opening of the world’s first entire life net-zero carbon hotel in Chiswick, West London, in December.
Room2 Chiswick, which is expected to be 89% more efficient than the average UK Hotel per sqm, has been built with cutting-edge technologies to achieve net-zero carbon emissions throughout both the design and construction stages, as well as throughout its entire life, which includes both embodied and operational emissions in a hotel industry first.
“The opening of the world’s first net-zero carbon hotel is the culmination of over two years of planning and the meticulous building framework to incorporate the very latest thinking in design, construction and operation,” said Robert Godwin, Managing Director of Lamington Group and room2.
The facility has been made available for university collaborations to test new innovative technologies and interventions to decrease energy and carbon emissions.
The knowledge gained will be utilized to improve the net-zero building framework for future hotels as a leading example for the built environment.
Robert Godwin commented, “To properly address climate change and reduce our influence, we must consider a building’s whole footprint”. Being operationally net-zero overlooks the bulk emission caused by embodied carbon throughout the life of a structure. We are thrilled to be the first hotel in the world to establish a baseline norm for all future projects, and we want to collaborate with development and investment partners that share our vision.
Room2 Chiswick was designed following Lamington Group’s recently released Net Zero Building Specification, a stringent framework aligned with the London Energy Transformation Initiative(“LETI”) principles and the UK Green Building Council’s net-zero carbon building framework.
The hotel’s completion is the latest milestone in Lamington Group’s long-standing sustainability journey, and it recognizes the real estate industry’s critical role in mitigating climate change.