Education Buildings

Oct 29
Brighton’s iconic “building of the future” is turning to people power to give it a new lease of life

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The crowdfunding campaign aims to raise £20,000 for the vital upgrade of the building’s renewable energy and water systems. The campaign can be found here: www.lowcarbon.co.uk/earthship-brighton The Save Earthship Brighton crowdfunding campaign has so far passed the £3,000 mark. The money raised will allow the installation of a new ultraviolet, chemical-free filtration system to purify […]

Mar 13
Best performing buildings of 2013 recognised at the BREEAM awards at Ecobuild 2014

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BREEAM was the world’s first environmental assessment method, created in 1990 and now used in over 70 countries around the world, providing a range of social, environmental and economic benefits to clients. Over a million buildings have been registered for assessment since then. Ratings are calculated against a range of criteria by independent BREEAM assessors, […]

Mar 11
Stockholm unveils ambitious BREEAM In-Use commitment

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The city of Stockholm is unveiling ambitious plans to increase its use of BREEAM In-Use to help manage and improve the sustainability performance of its buildings. In 2013, the city authority certified more than 30 buildings under BREEAM In-Use International, which was launched in June last year. In 2015, the city plans to have assessed […]

Jun 25
BRE Trust supports new research centre in Brazil

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Leading UK built environment charity the BRE Trust, will extend its operations in one of the world’s major emerging markets by opening a new research centre in Brazil within the University of Brasilia in the country’s capital. This week, BRE’s Chief Executive Dr Peter Bonfield, signed an agreement with University of Brasilia’s Chancellor for the […]

Jan 18
University receives green award

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Birmingham City University has become one of ten UK universities to be awarded the EcoCampus Platinum award, marking the institution’s achievements in improving environmental performance and practice. EcoCampus is the leading national environment management system and award scheme for the higher and further education sectors, enabling universities to identify, evaluate, manage and improve their environmental activity […]

Oct 15
Passivhaus retrofit project for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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A pioneering low energy retrofit of a derelict farm building at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Stirley Community Farm in Huddersfield has just commenced work on site. The design & build project, led by Passivhaus firm Green Building Store, will transform the barn into an all-purpose, flexible educational centre and space. A super-insulated timber frame structure will be built into the […]