Derbyshire Eco Centre was built using sustainable methods, materials and technology to create an all-weather facility that delivers heritage building skills, rural crafts, arts, sustainability and biodiversity.
We've designed and built the centre and the surrounding landscape to gain an 'excellent' standard from the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Measure.
We were shortlisted in 2012 for a Green Gown Award by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges. It was in the category of 'Colleges and Smaller Institutions'.
The centre is constructed using sustainable methods, materials and technologies including local stone, a living green roof, rainwater harvesting, air source heat pump and solar panels.
The construction of the building is important in promoting sustainability to learners, partners, community groups, organisations and the wider public.
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