Project Details

Project Description

Tarleton Academy is a state-of-the-art high school designed using Passivhaus standards and It is the first school in the UK to achieve net zero carbon in operation. The three-story facility accommodates modern classrooms, labs, dining space, and a main hall alongside aquatic and sports facilities, including a swimming pool and multi-use games area for community use.

In line with Department for Education sustainability guidelines, the project prioritizes climate change adaptability. It incorporates innovative renewable technologies such as air and ground source heat pumps, along with solar panels.

Emerging as the UK’s first net zero carbon academy, the facility features enhanced thermal insulation, triple glazing, and minimized thermal bridging. Pre-construction testing optimizes energy efficiency strategies, while micro-filtration in the pool reduces pumping load. Renewable energy sources like ground and air source heat pumps, coupled with solar panels on the roof, offset on-site energy consumption.