Sustainability Commitments

We want to demonstrate through the design, delivery and operation of the Training Café and Farm, our commitment to sustainability and carbon neutrality.

Renewable technology

  • Solar panel(s) panel on roof


  • Rainwater storage for irrigation/ animals
  • Bin storage for separate recycling requirements – BREEAM[1] standard

Water Reduction

  • Low volume cisterns to WCs
  • Sensor or automatic taps to WCs

Building Services

  • All electric building
  • Centralised air heating units with low SFPs & high heat recovery efficiencies
  • Highly efficient 4-pipe air source heat pumps providing simultaneous heating and cooling
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Daylight and presence detection through DALI2 controls

Passive Technology

  • Automatic opening vents to roof area to assist in controlling the internal environment

Green technology

  • Electric vehicle charging points in car parking areas

Building elements

  • Sustainable drainage solutions
  • Movable or automatic louvres/ screens to window areas
  • External shading to south/ westerly elevations

Low carbon building components

  • Off-site production of timber walls and structure

Sustainability accreditations

  • Energy Performance Certificate rating A
  • BREEAM Excellent

Farm vehicles/ equipment

  • Electric instead of diesel


1 Building Research Establishment Assessment Methodology

2 Digital Addressable Lighting Interface