Tannery Studios – on site on SEND Business Park – are excited to announce their shortlisting for an award at CREST Business Awards for Corporate Responsibility for the Environment and a Sustainable Tomorrow Winners will be announced at a hybrid event, presented by the Woking News & Mail in association with the University of Surrey’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability, on Thursday 20 May, where they will announce the winners.

The category Tannery Studios is shortlisted for is ‘Efficiency Champion’, and it’s fantastic that the work put into ensuring that the development maximises natural resources and minimises its impact on the surrounding area is being acknowledged.

Minimising Energy Use

Tannery Studios holds a number of businesses from the creative industries including marketing agencies, architects, and other tech based companies.  In addition to the energy the use on a day to day basis, the onsite video studios require energy usage for recording content. To minimise the impact on the environment, energy-efficient initiatives are installed throughout, so that tenants can minimise their energy use.

The fluorescent lighting tubes have been replaced with newest form of LEDs with a watt to Lumen output of over 120.  All the building’s lights are IP

connected and are controlled via photosensors so that on sunny days they dim and can save 20-25% of expected use. The control system enables lighting to be allocated to different zones to avoid wasteful rewiring and the shared areas are all PIR controlled so that areas are lit only when in use.  We are happy to announce that there isn’t a single conventional light switch onsite.

Every room is equipped with an IP connected fuse board which enables tenants to monitor their own power, lighting, and heating circuits. Building metrics will be visible at the building’s entrance to encourage businesses to compete on energy efficiency and highlight the importance of reducing their carbon footprint.

Maximising use of local natural resources

Our workspaces and studios feature large windows supplying tenants with loads of natural light and reducing the need for electric lighting in the day time. The roof and drainpipes have been rerouted to connect to a future 100,000 litre storage tank for water with sufficient space to flush at least 50

toilets across the building. Rainwater harvesting pipework has been installed across the site, and condensation from the air conditioning will, where possible, gravity drain or, if not possible, pump feed into the rainwater recovery system.

Working in a sustainable workspace at Tannery Studios

If you’re looking for an energy-efficient workspace to move to following a return to the office, take the virtual tour or get in touch with the team to find out more about our flexible contracts, onsite video and sound facilities, and creative community feel with no hidden costs.