ModCell® and the Nucleus building win 'Gold' Green Apple Award

ModCell® are delighted to announce that, on the 24th of June 2013, ModCell® and the Nucleus building at the Hayesfield Girls School in Bath won the coveted Gold Green Apple Award. The award was given in 'The Built Environment and Architectural Heritage'category.

Green_Apple_Column.jpgHayesfield Girls’ School is a Technology College with an emphasis on innovation in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM). The new building is to be known as the Nucleus building. The School works with Trust partners to enhance specific STEM activities and courses for students such as research projects looking at environmental monitoring of buildings and working with scientists in residence.

Sustainability was a key driver for the new Nucleus building which will visibly demonstrate low energy design, construction, materials and use to all users and act as a learning resource, demonstration model and catalyst for sustainable thinking and initiatives for the whole school.

The building was built from the versatile and efficient ModCell® straw bale cladding system; eliminating the need for a separate structural frame and increasing speed of build on site through pre-fabrication.

 

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To find out more about the Nucleus Building click here

The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.

The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.

The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.

Other Awards:
BaNES Design Quality Award 2012
LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Design Quality Awards 2012: Winner for the Public/Commercial Category