The Buffini Chao Deck is designed to be used year round with as little carbon impact as possible. The building is thermally insulated to substantially reduce heat loss in the winter and the space itself is temperature controlled through underfloor heating which will be linked to the NT's heat and power system.
It is naturally ventilated, drawing in air through the side walls, and circulated by ceiling fans. The glass in the windows and sliding doors is treated to deflect sunlight and reduce heat gain during the summer months.
All the permanent installed lighting is LED and is locally controlled, ensuring it is only used when the space is in operation.
We use organic and locally sourced ingredients where possible. Our aim is to provide food and service that reflect the National Theatre’s sustainability vision.