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Case Study
The Frames 

This building features trendy offices and studios, flooded with natural light, high ceilings, and bright walls. The Frames has not only worked very hard to achieve the highest sustainability specification but also puts occupiers at the forefront of every single thing that they do.

From its conception, the building was designed to be as energy efficient as possible. We are proud of their super energetic and passionate team

March 2022 - February 2023

Location: London 

1 year achievements

1st Place



 Budget overconsumed

Building characteristics


7,434 m2

total area 



Refurbishment completed


Trend BMS System

 Building systems

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Roof mounted solar panels

- 100% renewable energy


Green spaces, breakout areas, green roof

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Cycle rack spaces - 48

BREEAM/NC (Excellent), EPC rated A


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Top actions

Management and behaviour

  • Engaged occupants by implementing eco-nudge posters at strategic points in the building including elevators and restrooms

  • Circulated a monthly sustainability newsletters with Workspace occupiers, providing practical energy-saving tips

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  • Organised a fun and interactive “smoothie bike” event to raise sustainability awareness

  • Appointed a dedicated team to manage energy systems and explore innovative methods for reducing consumption


Minor technical and re-programming

  • Transitioned to LED lights throughout the building, achieving significant energy savings

  • Implemented 100% PIR coverage for optimised lighting usage based on occupancy

  • Utilised the Optergy smart energy management system for real-time data analysis and efficiency improvements


 Building design and planning 

  • Building designed for natural light and promote natural ventilation to reduce artificial lighting and mechanical system usage

  • Installed an energy-efficient lift system with lower consumption and cost savings

  • Integrated energy-efficient boilers and a heating & cooling system for maximum temperature control efficiency

  • Incorporated a solar photovoltaic system, reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 10%

  • Used 100% renewable energy for electricity usage in the building and heat pumps throughout

Don't just take it from us

What Workspace say

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 "Rallying our customers to get behind our ESG strategy is one of the most important steps towards us achieving our net zero goals. Developing and driving forward initiatives to reduce our environmental impact is an area we’ve already had a lot of success with, and we’re ready to showcase what we can do on a bigger stage as part of the CUBE Competition."

- Ariane Ephraim, Sustainability Manage, Workspace

- Edward Rowlandson, Group Managing Director, the RO

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