Sedum House is head office, training and conference centre for BTCV, a UK practical conservation charity. The £1.8 million sustainable building is located next to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Potteric Carr Nature Reserve at Mallard Way, off White Rose Way, Doncaster
- Friday, October 6 2006 - Official opening of Sedum House, Doncaster’s newest eco-building / Yorkshire and the Humber
Sustainability aspects of the building Edit
- Natural clay from Potteric Carr Nature Reserve was used in the remedial work to transform the old railway sidings and muddy car park into a safe site for the building.
- Reclaimed bricks create a patchwork design in the outside walls.
- Internal features include: high efficiency lighting and heating, plasterboard with a high recycled content, and carpet tiles with 85% recyclable component enabling safer disposal at the end of their life.
- Windows were designed to maximise natural light and allow low winter sun to shine through and warm up the building, while the overhanging eaves will provide shade in summer.
- Exposed ceilings have a high thermal mass that regulates internal temperatures.
- The sedum roof helps to keep the building warm in winter and cool in summer, improves biodiversity and absorbs most of the rainfall.
- easy access to Doncaster’s cycle routes
- cycle storage on site
- shower facilities for staff and volunteers
- bus stop close to the building to enable easy access to and from Doncaster town centre and the new transport interchange
- incentives to encourage car sharing, using public transport and bicycles
- a recycling collection room for office materials, cans and glass.
Related wikipedia content Edit
- BTCV news release, 2 October 2006