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Rural Regeneration Centre
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- Begun: 2009
- Completed: Sep 2010
- Sector: Education
- Total cost: £537,000
- Address: Hadlow College, Blackman's Farm, Hadlow, Tonbridge, TN11 0AL, United Kingdom
Conversion and extension of redundant cow sheds to create the first certified PassivHaus educational building in the UK
The building houses seminar rooms, a main exhibition centre, computer suite, and modern training facilities for Hadlow College.
The structure of the prefabricated building, which is constructed of super-insulated closed panels, was assembled in three days and in under 10 days, the structure was airtight to a very high standard of 0.34 h-1.
The building employs a number of sustainable technologies including a super efficient mechanical ventilation with heat recovery; triple glazed windows; and a ground source heat pump for heating & cooling. The sanitary rooms all have waterless urinals, low flush toilets, timed water-saver taps and moderated flow showers. Low energy T5 lighting is used throughout.