Jubilee House Earns its Bronze Eco Award
Jubilee House has received its A Rocha UK Eco Bronze Award in recognition of our efforts to care for God’s earth.
The diocesan office had to complete the audit sections on Buildings and Land. These featured energy and water use, recycled paper, and even availability of cycle racks. Also how we were using the space around Jubilee House to encourage native wildlife.
In the submission for the award, we shared how the eight-year-old building was designed to embrace sustainability. We highlighted that Jubilee House has a BREEAM Excellent rating, which was introduced to recognise a new standard of sustainability for developments.
Jubilee House maximises the use of natural daylight and ventilation as well as including locally sourced materials like the sweet chestnut boarding. The flat green roofs and the surrounding mature trees enhance our biodiversity.
Diocesan Environmental Officer, Robert Cleave said: “This diocese has been active environmentally for many years. Most notably the building of Jubilee House just over 8 years ago was at the cutting edge of environmentally friendly design. Today, staff who work in the building are continuing to Care for God’s Creation with sustainable working practices, cycling to work and encouraging flora and fauna in the gardens.”