As part of the regeneration of Dundee’s waterfront, the V&A Museum of Design aims to achieve the BREEAM Excellent category as a recognised measure of sustainability. The building itself will run solely on geothermal energy. Design includes thirty, 200-metre deep bore holes for heating and cooling of the building along with air source heat pumps on the roof. This form of renewable energy will provide the building with 800,000 kWh/annum of heating and 500,000 kWh/annum of cooling. 

Increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewables in residential and public buildings, and greatly improving sustainable transport options for residents and visitors ensure the whole community benefit from the transition to a low carbon economy.