Yesterday we had a chance to share our passion for energy-saving architecture with over one hundred 15-16 year olds from Cranbrook School when we were invited by Emma Brown, Chair of the School’s Eco Committee, to talk to the students as part of their Sustainability Week.
Our presentation, entitled ‘Schools That Don’t Cost The Earth’, included a number of startling facts such as how schools throw away the equivalent of 185 double-decker buses of waste every day – 78% of which could be recycled.
Praising the improvements already made by the School, We explained the vital role students, teachers and parents can play in reducing waste, saving energy and recycling. “As a practice we specialize in ‘energy-saving’ architecture because we believe that is where the future lies. What better place to start spreading the word than in schools?” we said.
Students also heard about renewable energy technologies – solar electricity, solar water heating, wind, ground source heat, air source heat and biomass and how they have been used at other schools.