Mayor of London Boris Johnson opened the Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings at London South Bank University on Wednesday evening.
Elephant & Castle-based London South Bank University has launched CEREB in partnership with City University and Kingston University.
The new centre provides teaching, research and demonstration facility for low carbon technologies in the built environment.
Located on the roof of LSBU's brand new K2 building in Keyworth Street, the centre will be at the forefront of low carbon building design.
The Mayor inspected the centre's wind turbines, the solar fibre optic lighting system and the latest in solar panel designs.
"This new centre will boost the capital's quest for low carbon and low energy design," said the Mayor.
"It is a welcome development in London's efforts to minimise the emission of greenhouse gases; to adapt existing and new buildings to climate change; and, to improve the environment in and around buildings to provide better health, comfort, security and productivity."