Sweyne Park School in Reyleigh has become the first school in the county to have a net-zero carbon building.
The building is a step towards the county being more sustainable in its development and address climate change. Current buildings account for 39 per cent of carbon emissions worldwide.
The new building was fabricated offsite as separate modules, using modern methods of construction, which reduce carbon emissions and waste. There are also roof-mounted solar panels supplying the building’s electricity, which powers both the lighting and the heating.
The building is comprised of six new classrooms, a staff room, an office and storage space. It also supports children who are deaf or have impaired hearing and has enhanced lighting and acoustic standards.
Clacton County High School and Colne Community College in Brightlingsea will also have net-zero carbon buildings later in the year.
Image source- Essex County Council
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