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Guides to making your 21st Century schools and educational facilities sustainable

Best practice guidance for making your schools and educational facilities sustainable.

To enable all those involved in education building projects to strive for continual improvement, greater value and improved sustainability throughout the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme.

The information downloadable below provides best practice advice for the following aspects:

  • Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)
  • Climate Change readiness
  • Community and out of hours use
  • Building performance - avoiding rising energy costs.

We are keen to expand the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme best practice guides collection.  If you feel there are other topics which should be considered, or have any further questions on the information provided here, then please contact the team at

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Projects include primary, secondary and special schools, both new build and refurbished.