Schoolhaus – summer of success

Innovative new school buildings that can generate more power than they use are redefining design, cost and green energy.

Schoolhaus, built and designed by Net Zero Buildings Ltd, is at the cutting edge of modern building solutions for schools. Using the latest in materials and design concepts it has created the UK’s most energy efficient school buildings.

From its first project in 2012, Schoolhaus has gone from strength to strength, and this summer more than eleven projects have been built around the country.

Fast to build, attractive and cost efficient the Schoolhaus buildings provide inspirational learning spaces that are simple to operate, easy to maintain, highly durable and sustainable with the added advantage that they can be completed in just a few weeks.

The result is buildings that not only heat and ventilate themselves but also provide energy to other buildings on the site whilst generating additional power that can then be sold into the national grid.  Even the heat generated by the children using the building can be harnessed to contribute to the energy efficiency. It’s superb insulation also makes it ultra efficient to run with miserly levels of energy consumption.

The speed of manufacturing reduces carbon impact by cutting vehicle movements and improved recycling.

Classrooms are erected and watertight within two days.  All eleven of the summer projects were fitted out and completed within 4 weeks.



Ian Barton, Headteacher at Plumberow Primary Academy, comments:

We are absolutely delighted with our classrooms. Net Zero Building’s attention to detail, work ethic and professionalism was superb throughout the project. The project was completed on time and there were no causes for concern.  We are delighted with the end result.

Caroline Lucas, MP, for the Green Party, who officially opened a new Schoolhaus classroom at Varndean School in Brighton said: “To me, Schoolhaus ticks every possible box: environmental, educational, financial. It is at the forefront of environmental technology in schools.

Neil Gething, Commercial Director at Net Zero Buildings: “We are immensely proud of Schoolhaus and the benefits they deliver on behalf of our clients. This summer our school projects include our first two-storey building and a new library.  Another of our summer projects, Chalgrove Primary School in Barnet, has recently had its Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) completed and is now the most energy efficient building in the UK.

“We have also embarked on our first venture away from schools with a new sports pavilion for the Hertford Cricket and Hockey Club which shows the versatility of our design.”

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