New energy efficient school building opened at Hever School in Kent

Hever Church of England Aided Primary School in Kent is set to benefit from a new, intelligent, low-carbon school building, which is now officially open. The new 166m2 double classroom block is a Schoolhaus®, designed and built by Net Zero Buildings. It includes exceptional insulation and concrete foundations to minimise energy consumption. As an intelligent electric…

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30 Ways to green your office space (INFOGRAPHIC)

Have you ever wondered how far you can go to help the environment? You’ve probably had a few ideas about steps you can take to reduce waste and energy consumption in your office. Free Office Finder Ltd have put together a ‘mega’ list in the form of an infographic showing 30 ways you can ‘green your…

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What drives you? “Arresting climate change”. An interview with Neil Smith, Net Zero Buildings’ CEO

Greenhouse talks to Neil Smith, CEO of Net Zero Buildings, which designs, manufactures and installs buildings which generate far more energy than they consume. He was shortlisted for Innovator of the Year at the BusinessGreen Technology Awards, announced on Friday 1 December 2017. Tell us, in 20 words or fewer, about Net Zero Buildings – what’s…

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Off-site construction to get government push

Five government departments to prefer off-site construction over traditional building from 2019. A host of big-spending government departments have said they will use off-site construction ahead of traditional methods on their upcoming capital programmes. Chancellor Philip Hammond said the government wants “to improve the cost effectiveness, productivity and timeliness of infrastructure delivery” and promised that…

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Net Zero Buildings named one of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies

Net Zero Buildings have been placed 89th on the annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100. Which ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales. We produce Schoolhaus®, which are zero carbon, energy efficient school buildings; constructed off-site, integrating state-of-the-art technology within the building. Their airtight construction, outstanding insulation and the generation of energy and…

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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. This report examines the pressing need for new school buildings and explores how 20 year operating leases and the Schoolhaus® design can combine to deliver significant…

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Energy saving advice for workplaces over Christmas

Follow our advice for energy saving over Christmas to ensure that your organisation is one step ahead for the new year. From photocopiers to computers, kettles to printers; office equipment accounts for around 15% of all electrical energy used in UK offices. And this is expected to increase to 30% by 2020; the cost of…

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Video interview: What’s the Schoolhaus® at Biddenham like?

What’s the teaching environment like? What do you like about the building? An interview with teachers, students and Executive Principal, Mike Berrill from Biddenham International School and Sports College in Bedfordshire regarding their new Schoolhaus® buildings, the largest zero carbon property in the UK. Want to know more about Schoolhaus®?

Schoolhaus® awarded five regional lots on ESFA schools construction framework

We’re extremely proud to have been awarded five places in the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) four-year £8bn build programme. Alongside a range of other main contractors, we look forward to supporting the construction of new schools in England over the next four years. “This is very good news, and a big achievement. We…

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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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