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David Bailey fits out carbon neutral school

David Bailey fits out carbon neutral school

David Bailey Furniture Systems has been selected to supply and install furniture to the value of £122,000 for a unique ‘carbon neutral’ school development project at Holy Trinity CE Primary School. The £7million redevelopment will result in the school being one of the most modern and best-equipped schools in Richmond, Surrey.

The school was built using natural resources and is the only school in Richmond to achieve an ‘excellent’ BREEM rating. This rating is an environmental assessment that is used in sustainable design. A living roof – that combines mosses and other plants to help insulate the building – was installed along with wells that were dug to provide heat for the school.

Phase 1 of the project – which includes eight classrooms, two shared teaching classrooms, coat and shoe lockers and four external areas – started in August 2010 and David Bailey installed blue worktops, base units, wall units, tall units and wall cladding in these areas. David Bailey will also be fitting out further classrooms and the school’s reception when further building commences in early 2011.

Trevor Gillman, Managing Director of David Bailey said: “Because of the sustainable and ecological nature of the school development, this has been a very interesting and unique project to be involved in. David Bailey is committed to the environment, and we take minimising our waste and raw materials very seriously. A few years ago, we consulted with the Carbon Trust to find out how we could be more carbon neutral as a company, which lead to us investing in equipment to burn our manufacturing waste at our factory. Prior to this, we used to send four tonnes of timber and mixed waste to landfill every year. The introduction of our burner, hopper and compacter has allowed us to reduce and burn 90% of our waste.”

David Bailey’s range of educational furniture is designed to meet the everyday needs of schools, colleges and universities and is both robust and aesthetically pleasing.

Case study date: February 19, 2012
 

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