Sustainable School Design and Operation: A Whole School Approach

Title: Sustainable School Design and Operation: A Whole School Approach


When: Tuesday 14th June, 2011; 9.30am – 4.30pm


Where: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK



The Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development at De Montfort University have been engaging secondary schools throughout Leicester City in the science, engineering and technology of low-energy school design and operation, as part of the Building Schools for the Future initiative. The project has been successful in substantially increasing the awareness, knowledge and understanding of pupils, teachers and governors of these schools, whilst also working with Leicester City Council and Leicester’s school design team to make issues of sustainable school development increasingly more prominent across the city. 


As we are now in the final 7 months of the 3 year engagement project we intend to host a celebratory event to disseminate our findings and to commemorate the inspirational and high standard of work that Leicester City Schools have achieved. The event is to be made up of several key note speeches:


·         Bryan Davies HMI, Head of Sustainable Development, OFSTED

·         Martin Mayfield, Education Leader, Arup

·         Ann Finlayson, Chief Executive, SEEd


As well as multiple interactive workshops for both adults and young people throughout the day. The themes of the event include:


-          The Design, Development and Operation of Future-Oriented Schools

-          Education for Sustainable Development

-          Adopting a Whole School Approach to Sustainability


There will be a number of workshops throughout the day focusing on multiple aspects of sustainable school design and operation. The event is aimed at schools, local authorities, designers, architects and anyone with an interest in sustainable schools.


Please visit the following webpage to register for the event: