One of the World's Most Sustainable Buildings
The Crystal is a highly sustainable building and unique events venue. The Crystal sets the benchmark for sustainable building design, achieving Outstanding BREEAM accreditation and Platinum LEED accreditation– the most stringent standards for sustainable design.
The Crystal forms a gateway to the Royal Docks, a unique waterfront and a growing home for business and culture in Newham, East London. The Crystal is easily accessible by public transport, including the DLR and Jubilee line, with connections to London Bridge in under 30 minutes. The nearby Emirates Air Line is London’s only cable car, offering panoramic views of the river and connections to Greenwich Peninsula. London City Airport is also nearby, with direct flights to 30 destinations worldwide.
ensuring the building doesn’t overheat.
from the roof and stored
in a 30m³ under-
ground storage tank. 80% of hot water is
heated by solar thermal
heating and ground
source heat pumps. 100% of WC flushing water
is taken from our non-potable sources.
produced by solar panels. CO₂ emissions for the Siemens offices
are 70% lower than in the average
office building in London. The Crystal is a 100% electric building.
are used on site 199 groundsource pipes totaling 17km in length and reaching as deep as 150m heat and cool the building.
systems function as effectively as possible. Siemens Building Management System
in the of the building. Data on energy and water consumption is presented live
in the Crystal exhibition and refreshed every 15 minutes.