The Scottish Parliament Building is the home of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. The new Building brought together different elements into one purpose-built parliamentary complex, housing 129 MSPs and more than 1,000 staff and civil servants. The building aimed to achieve a poetic union between the Scottish landscape, its people, its culture, and the city of Edinburgh.
SavaWatt Energy Saving
The Scottish Parliament Building was designed with a number of sustainability features in mind. The decision to build the Parliament on a brownfield site and its proximity to hubs of public transport are seen as sustainable, environmentally friendly features. All of the electricity purchased for the building comes from renewable sources. Savawatt Energy saving controls were part of the energy efficiency projects to produce simple payback. The SavaWatt control system was installed to refrigeration equipment across the estate.