A pioneering new learning centre, Sutton Life Centre, has opened in South London. The building has been awarded the highest possible environmental rating for its use of sustainably sourced building materials and its super-insulation. In addition, a carbon-neutral biomass boiler heats the building, and supplements an earth-tube system that helps to warm the building in the winter and cool it in the summer. Water for the toilets and plants is supplied by harvested rainwater, and high-efficiency lighting is installed throughout.

The centre contains an indoor street resembling a movie set, and a ...


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