A school in Bristol which makes use of sustainable cheap energy has been awarded with a prestigious building accolade.
Colston's School in Stapleton won the Bristol City Council Building Excellence Award for Best Educational Building thanks to its design, which harnesses cheap energy using a number of eco-friendly measures, reports the Bristol Evening News.
The building features solar panels, which provide heat for the school's hot water system and double-glazed coated windows, which help keep rooms warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Rooms are also fitted with low-energy light fittings, which automatically switch off when the area is empty, and wall insulation to keep heat from escaping.
Alan Meakin, facilities manager at Colston's School, said: "We are on a green drive at Colston's and take our carbon reduction commitment most seriously.
"We were determined to minimise the hidden energy costs associated with demolition and new build."
Steve Pearce, building control manager for Bristol City Council, pointed out that the energy savings factored into the building played a crucial part in the school winning the award.
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