Eco Open Houses Worthing

18 - 19 Apr 2015

Downsbrook School

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Dominion Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 8GD

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Opening times

18 - 19 Apr 2015
Saturday 18th April
Tours start at 9, 10 & 11am

This event has now finished.

Other

Sustainability is a high priority at Downsbrook School. Utility bills and CO2 emissions have been significantly reduced and the students’ raised awareness of eco matters carries into their homes and communities. The school is part of the Eco Young and Engaged (EYE) project and received its third prestigious Eco Schools Green Flag award in 2013.

The original buildings date from 1930’s, with later additions.  Adaptations, such as the installation of heating controls, have made these buildings more energy efficient.

A new wing finished in 2014 showcases exceptional levels of sustainable design.  Walls and roof are insulated to such a degree that mechanical ventilation is used to recover heat.  There is underfloor heating, a sedum roof and lights that are sensitive to the ambient lighting level.

These measures to reduce energy consumption are now allied to a large solar photo-voltaic system, which is generating significant levels of renewable energy.

The Headteacher, Eco-Leader and students will conduct tours to present the energy efficiency of the buildings and the wide range of activities that contribute to the school’s sustainability credentials. These include educational campaigns; reducing litter; saving water; green transport; and making eco-bricks from recycled paper.  The school grounds have been improved by creating herb and vegetable gardens, with composting area and bottle greenhouse.

Read the full case study here:
http://www.ecoopenhouses.org/media/Worthing2015CaseStudies/Downsbrook.pdf

BUSES
Stagecoach 1, 5 & 7 (and walk from Broadwater)
Compass 16 (Dominion Road)

TRAIN
Nearest station: East Worthing (0.5 mile)

Location

Dominion Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 8GD

View on map

Opening times

18 - 19 Apr 2015
Saturday 18th April
Tours start at 9, 10 & 11am

This event has now finished.

Other

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