Sustainable Learning Environments

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Date: Week 1: 19-23 April


Stream webinar on-Demand

UK’s First Passivhaus EnerPHit (deep energy retrofit) School: Sarah Lewis, Hamson Barron Smith

East Ayrshire Council and Hamson Barron Smith (HBS) are working together over the next two years to design and deliver one of the UKs first Passivhaus EnerPHit school buildings at St Sophia’s in Galston, Scotland.

This project will make a meaningful contribution to how we view existing poorly performing school buildings and to what extent they can be rejuvenated to once again provide exemplar-learning environments. Prioritising the health and well-being of teachers and students and significantly reducing the schools environmental impact.

This project has been selected as one of the phase 2 projects for the Scottish Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) and is a pathfinder case study project for the Net Zero Carbon Public Sector Standard (NZCPSS).

Creating schools for the 21st century in Wales: Jane O’Leary, ISG

Llancarfan Primary School is the culmination of years of development and innovation. As part of the Vale of Glamorgan 21st Century Schools Programme, the Vale of Glamorgan together with ISG, the Welsh Government, McCann and Partners and architect Stride Treglown, are now progressing the first zero carbon school in Wales.

Through the construction of a number of Agilis schools and St David’s CIW Primary, which is low carbon in operation, we have learned a lot together since 2014. Jane will explore the collective journey to net zero carbon and showcase projected performance data for the new 210 pupil and 48 part-time nursery place school. She will also look to the future, as the Welsh Government targets net zero carbon by 2030.



  • Sarah Lewis Associate Director – Architecture - Hamson Barron Smith  
  • Jane O’Leary | Strategic Advisor - Education | | UK Construction Regions | - ISG

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