Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust

Green Build Hub – Top Facts

Our latest video showing an overview of the completed Green Build Hub, demonstrating the quality of construction and local sustainable materials used. Includes some of the installed technologies and systems on show within the Hub. A huge thank you to our 50 plus collaborators who have helped Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust achieve this outstanding building in Cornwall.

CSBT Autumn Supper Evening

  

Autumn Supper Evening – an evening of learning and sharing.

Last night we hosted one of our evening supper events for supporters and local firms interested in our work.

The whole event was free (thanks to the generosity of Skills Support for the Workforce, through the European Social Fund) and included CPD training on Thermal Imaging; a delicious tagine meal provided by Eden caterers; and an update on the Green Build Hub construction progress.

After the meal Paul Bright, our CEO explained his vision for the CSBT Charter Mark and how we want to use the charter not only as a mark of excellence within the sustainable building industry, but also as our way of encouraging SMEs to reduce their carbon emissions year on year, with our support.

 

 

The beautiful Gallery at Eden provided a lovely backdrop to the evening, and enabled the approx. 90 members of local building and sustainability organisations in Cornwall to chat and form new contacts.

There will be another supper event in the spring, as well as the Green Cornwall Show in May, so look out for further details.

We will be running further CPD events in the New Year, with reduced costs to CSBT Charterers.

Green Build Hub Team Run Eden Half Marathon

 

Green Build Hub Team: (left to right, front to back) Phil Crossley, Stewart Bradley, Dan Cole, Simon French, Darrell Wilcock, Paul Treweek, David Edmondson, Simon Caklais, Jason Tetlow (below) Cian Spowart, Jacob Down.

What can we say? CSBT is beaming with pride after a marvellous display from our committed project team. Last Sunday 19th October the Green Build Hub Team (GBH) ran the Eden Project Half Marathon, joining nearly 1,200 people on the day who ran across both the full and half marathon routes around our stunning clay country.

 

Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust would like to thank the European Social Fund for supporting the collaborative development of our Green Build Hub team for the event.

A project of ‘firsts’ for many members, some of who were running a half marathon for the first time during this innovative build project. An initiative which is itself pushing the boundaries of eco building best practice from conception and design and now into construction as the Green Build Hub broke ground only a fortnight earlier this month.

 

Preparing ahead of the half marathon start, Phil Crossley – CSBT Trustee and Project Manager at Ward Williams Associates, said: “Training is going well and it is good for a team building event. Getting us all here, running and hopefully running together, maybe a few slipping off.”

A challenging course profile in and out of the Eden Project pit, this is a real achievement and an interesting route in the UK. David Edmondson, CSBT Trustee – Strategic Development Manager, Cornwall Council said: “I am thoroughly looking forward to it. I’m a bit concerned because I spent the afternoon surfing yesterday, which may not have been the best preparation for the run. But it is a great opportunity to publicise the Green Build Hub and promote working together in collaboration, it’s going be good!”

 

Everyone was raring to go. The runners have been training, donning the Green Build Hub high visibility vest and really getting behind it as a team. They were supporting each other on the way around the course, cheering over the finish line, and of course heading for a pint and a pasty afterwards – or cider and pasty – depending on your preference.

 

Cian Spowart, Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in the Eden Half marathon in support of CSBT and the Green Build Hub project and would like to thank the team for all their hard work in organising the event. We have great weather today and are really looking forward to an excellent run.”

 

The Eden Project Half Marathon also provided an opportunity to fundraise for educational monitoring tools as part of the GBH project going live this coming June, based here at the Eden Project.

 

It is still possible to support and donate – please text ‘CSBT19 £5’ to 70070 or click on the link below to donate via PayPal:



Congratulations again to our team – we’re so proud of you!

 

Well done to everyone who ran on the day, an excellent effort and a fantastic atmosphere. CSBT is already looking forward to next year. Perhaps see you in the newly opened Green Build Hub for some hospitality!

 

Left: Cian Spowart and Jacob Down at the race finish, located in front the outdoor stage at the Eden Project.
Right: Crossing the start line in the Green Build Hub Team high visibility vests. (Left to right) Stewart Bradley, Phil Crossley, Simon Caklais, Dan Cole, David Edmondson, Darrell Wilcock.

 

Interested in joining the community of Green Build Hub collaborators? Find out more here: www.csbt.org.uk/projects/gbh/

Innovative Green Build for Cornish Construction to Break Ground at Eden Project

St Austell – Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust (CSBT) is delighted to announce the official breaking ground on the site of its £1.4 million Green Build Hub (GBH) at a ceremony on October 7. This unique project has been made possible thanks to an investment of £1.1 million from the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme. Local and regional officials will join investment and development partners for the start of this project, to be constructed using ground-breaking techniques and materials, which will provide innovative companies with a test bed and demonstration site for their products.

 

Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust CEO, Paul Bright, will kick off the ceremony by talking about the impact this development will have on the community. As he highlights:

“This is an exciting time for CSBT and Cornwall to lead the way in sustainable construction. The Green Build Hub provides Cornwall with the opportunity to showcase a whole range of sustainable building technologies, innovation and best practice, available to both those working in construction and the general public”.

 

Paul will be breaking ground with a representative of another CSBT European project – Low Impact Building with Natural Materials (LIBNAM) – Stephanie Geslot of Pay de Fougeres, who is involved in the construction of a similar innovative build in France named Ecobatys.

 

GBH will be a ‘living laboratory’ where eco-building products will be installed, tested and monitored to produce objective and comprehensive performance data in a real building setting. The building will serve as a distinctive training centre, and encourage inward investment by companies such as specialist green suppliers by enabling them to showcase and test innovative products within the building. This BREAAM ‘Outstanding’ building located at the Eden Project, tangibly demonstrates what can and is being done in Cornwall. GBH will act as a key resource of specialist green building knowledge, enhancing the region’s expertise.

 

GBH has an exceptional design team including Gilbert & Goode Ltd, Ward Williams Associates, PBWC Architects, Hoare Lea, CDEC Ltd and TClarke Ltd. Many local organisations, financial institutions and government leaders have also played a key role in developing this project. Input from collaborators, designers and staff has shaped the GBH design from initial concept and there are still many opportunities for local companies to be involved.

 

Chris Pomfret, Chair of the LEP and Deputy Chair of the Convergence Local Management Committee, which steers the Convergence programme said: “The location of our region is a distinct advantage for future growth within the green and marine sectors. The construction of the GBH at Eden will support businesses in the sector by allowing them engage with the latest innovations, knowledge and support, whilst offering opportunities for high level skills which will benefit the wider business community.”

 

According to Constructing Excellence buildings collectively account for around half the UK national output of carbon dioxide emissions. Only last month World Green Building Week saw world leaders raising the profile of climate issues and the imperative balance to be struck between tackling problems in a tangible manner, whilst continuing growth and development. Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust believes that sustainable construction has a significant role to play in realising this goal.

 

Expected completion date of the Green Build Hub is June 2015.

 

Green Build Hub Layout Plans

PBWC Architectural Drawings (pdf. files):

Green Build Hub – Ground Floor Plan

Green Build Hub – First Floor Plan

Green Build Hub – Roof Plan

Green Build Hub – West Elevation

Green Build Hub – South West Elevation

Green Build Hub – 3D Visuals

Video – Architectural walk through

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