The materials

Bringing it all together

The Sustainability Learning Centre at Mount Nelson was built from special materials chosen because they are kind to the environment. This was especially important when we thought about keeping the building warm in winter and cool in summer.

Watch this video to find out about the materials that make up the building:

We rescued and recycled materials for the Centre from a building in Hobart that was recently dismantled.

Building the structure

Try this:

Check out the bathroom doors and have a guess where they came from!

The structure of the building was designed so it could easily be taken apart. This means the building itself can be recycled and means the materials can be re-used many times over.

The foundations and floors of the building are specially designed to use materials that need very little processing – which means they have a low carbon footprint.

There is no cement at all in the building. Instead the floor is a modern take on how medieval castles were built. Recycled crushed glass is layered with ClinkFILL TM to insulate the floor by reducing heat loss to the earth. ClinkaFILL is made from small ceramic pellets that weigh almost nothing.

Try this:

Do you know what your carbon footprint is? You can work it out here! It’s about personal choices, not just the building.

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