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Bexley school wins green award

PUBLISHED: 14:13 21 November 2012

Principal Terri Askew (left) with Cllr John Fuller (right) at The Harris Academy Falconwood

Principal Terri Askew (left) with Cllr John Fuller (right) at The Harris Academy Falconwood

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Bexley school The Harris Academy Falconwood has received an award in recognition of the energy conservation measures it uses.

The Green Apple Environmental certificate was presented to the school last week at a presentation ceremony at the House of Commons thanks to its replacement of rundown and costly buildings with sustainable, modern facilities.

The building is constructed at an angle which provides the best level of natural lighting, minimising energy consumption, while. It also has a highly insulated shell and an extremely efficient ventilation system.

Principal Terri Askew said: “We’re delighted the academy has been given the award.

“Ensuring the building is sustainable and sensitive to the local environment is very important.”

The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and recognise Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities.

Cllr John Fuller said: “The academy competed against more than 500 other nominations. It is a great credit to have the project recognised.”

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