Off-site manufacturing and 20 year operating leases: is this the future for school buildings?

Our newly-commissioned report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) entitled “Off-site manufacturing and 20-year operating leases: is this the future for school buildings?” is out now. The report examines the pressing need for new school buildings and explores how the Schoolhaus® design uses modern methods of construction, such as off-site manufacture and…

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Getting ready for November’s conference season

We’re exhibiting and speaking at four events this November. Make sure to see us at Education Estates, the Academies Finance Conference, the NASBM National Conference, and The Academies Show Birmingham. Education Estates – 1-2 November, Manchester Welcoming @EduEstates Speaker Neil Gething,Founder @NZBuildings 1-2 Nov https://t.co/ZeZLrDziII #Education #EduEst17 pic.twitter.com/TDkaxjMWop — Education Estates (@EduEstates) 28 October 2017 Education Estates focuses…

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Redmoor Schoolhaus® wins Low Energy Project of the Year

The Schoolhaus® at Redmoor Academy has won Low Energy Project of the Year at the Structural Timber Awards. Its fourth award this year. On 10 October, leading construction professionals gathered at the prestigious Structural Timber Awards’ ceremony; hosted by compere Mark Durden-Smith at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham – “to celebrate the great, the good…

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Every Schoolhaus® mapped by location

Every Schoolhaus® built to date. Plus some of those currently under construction. 60 of the UK’s most energy efficient school buildings from Torquay to Penrith. With zero carbon emissions, requiring no fossil fuels to run. Why not take a look at the Schoolhaus® closest to your location? We’d be happy to arrange a site visit…

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Upcoming event: UK Green Building Council’s On-site Learning Tour

On-site Learning Tour: Schoolhaus® Biddenham Join UK Green Building Council at the UK’s largest zero carbon property, Biddenham International School and Sports College. Come and hear from the project team how they developed the sustainable strategy for this A+ EPC rated development, what their key challenges were and how these were overcome to deliver this…

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Ribbon is cut on Northamptonshire’s most energy efficient nursery

A grand opening ceremony has been held for a new eco-nursery in Kettering which is so energy efficient it will benefit from net zero running costs. And use no fossil fuels at all. Delivered by Perfect Circle, a consortium comprising Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM, and energy efficiency experts Net Zero Buildings, the Little Explorers…

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New data shows European real estate sector reducing carbon emissions by 3.1% in 2017

The region’s sector contribution to COP21 targets is ahead of the global average. GRESB, the Global ESG Benchmark for real assets, released the aggregate results of the 2017 GRESB Real Estate Assessment this month. A record 850 property companies and real estate funds completed the Assessment, representing 77,000 assets and over £2.73 trillion in value….

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Independent reports: Extraordinary lifecycle cost savings

The impact of our design and build techniques are little understood in the traditional world of construction. Schoolhaus® scores ‘off the scale’ in terms of zero carbon and ultra-low lifecycle costs (cost of ownership) and two recently published independent reports substantiate the key facts. The separate and independent reports – by international engineering consultancies MAMG…

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World Green Building Week & On-site learning tour: Schoolhaus® Biddenham

Buildings contribute to climate change. They account for over a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. But that can change. When buildings are net zero they use clean energy, are highly efficient and don’t waste energy – helping us to win the fight against climate change. World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) declare, “That makes…

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