Rare’s new eco-friendly studio building saves enough electricity to potentially power more than 438,000 Xbox Series X consoles

Xbox has revealed that one of its studios – UK-based Rare, developer of Sea of Thieves – has constructed a new sustainability-focused studio.

A mass timber building, called ‘Barn X’, the construction has multiple eco-friendly features and design solutions built into it, all of which combine to reduce the building’s predicted energy consumption by 63%. The building is solely electrically powered, using no gas; there’s some wizardry with condensated water which saves on usage in things like flushing the toilets; and there are 750 square meters (more than 8,000 square feet) of solar panels on site that will potentially offset 138,000kWh of electricity every year – enough to power more than 438,000 Series X consoles. 


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