Barnsley College – Think Low Carbon

We provided mechanical and electrical engineering feasibility and concept design, together with BREEAM assessment for a new building dedicated to vocational courses associated with renewable energy technologies.

The Centre includes a visitors’ centre, classrooms and workshops, together with a large central plant space designed to be accessible to the students for study purposes.

The Centre, which achieved BREEAM “Excellent” rating, was built utilising diffrent construction materials in each of the two wings (traditional masonry/straw bales) to assess how the internal environment differs.

The Centre incorporates: solar thermal collectors; biomass boiler-plant; rainwater harvesting; natural ventilation; passive solar gina; wind catchers; air source heat pumps; evaporative cooling; passive solar gain; high levels of daylight.

£3 million + Development

BREEAM "Excellent"