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Launch of world’s first fully net zero carbon hotel

room2, the hometel brand, announces that it will open the world’s first whole life net zero carbon hotel in Chiswick, West London, in December.

Expected to be 89% more energy efficient than the typical UK hotel per sqm, room2 Chiswick has been built with pioneering technologies to achieve net zero throughout both the design and construction stages and throughout its whole life, which, in a hotel industry first, includes both embodied and operational emissions.


The product aligns increasing consumer and investment interest in environmentalism and sustainable development, with a particular focus on reducing the greatest contributor to climate change, carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. The guest experience is unaffected by the ultra-low energy standard, with the building’s interior design being inspired by the arts and crafts movement around Chiswick.

Via on site renewables, the building will convert 100% of its energy needs for heating, cooling and hot water. It’s proprietary intelligent building and reporting system seeks to improve performance across the sum of incremental gains. Two ‘lab rooms’ provide data on energy, water use and air quality, along with studying and learning from guest behaviours patterns. The building has been opened up to University partnerships to test new innovative technologies and interventions to reduce energy and carbon. Learnings will be used to advance the net zero building framework for future hotels as a pioneering example for the built environment.

room2 has a carefully selected procurement strategy, selecting suppliers which align with its sustainability criteria. A series of local artists and designers have contributed to the fitted and loose items across the guest experience. All bespoke loose furniture has been made from FSC certified timber, and manufactured within 10 miles of the property, with 4,478 trees have been planted to offset their emissions.

Last month Lamington Group published its 2030 Net Zero Carbon Roadmap, the first UK hotel company to do so. Alongside outlining its commitment to only develop and operate whole life net zero carbon buildings going forwards, it includes the actions required for the wider group to reach its 1.5C aligned target, set in accordance with the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi).

room2 Chiswick has been developed in line with Lamington Group’s recently launched a strict framework aligning to the London Energy Transformation Initiative (“LETI”) principles and the UK Green Building Council net zero carbon buildings framework.

The delivery of the hotel is the latest milestone of Lamington Group’s long-standing sustainability pathway and recognises the leading role that the real estate industry must play in mitigating climate change.