Derbyshire Eco Centre, nr Wirksworth

Energy-saving improvements

  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials

Location

Porter Lane
Middleton
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 4LS

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Opening times

1 - 31 May 2015
Tuesday 26th May- Sunday 31st May, 10am-4pm each day.

In addition, the following courses include the option of a self-guided tour of the building during your lunch break:

Sat 25th April, 10am-4pm: Introduction to Solar Energy
Sat 30th May & Sunday 21st May: Straw Bale Building
Sat 6th June, 10am-4pm: Wind Turbine Construction

Depending on staff availability someone will often be able to show you round for 15-20 minutes. There are also laminated sheets for each part of the building to allow people to do self-guided tours.

If you would like a more in-depth group tour and talk lasting 90 minutes please contact the centre to discuss your needs. There will be a charge for in-depth group tours.

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Derbyshire Eco Centre’s has been constructed using sustainable methods, materials and technologies including local stone, a living green roof, rainwater harvesting, air source heat pump and solar panels.

The centre and the surrounding landscape were built to gain an 'excellent' standard from the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Measure. A second phase is planned to provide further sustainable technologies with the aim of making the site self sufficient in energy.

The building is the county hub for courses and activities focusing on education for sustainable development. It supports Derbyshire County Council’s work to address climate change issues, promotes creativity through the arts, and teaches skills to help conserve the natural world and to live healthy lifestyles. The centre is an all–weather facility to deliver heritage building skills, sustainable technologies, rural crafts, arts, environment and energy saving courses.

Location

Porter Lane
Middleton
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 4LS

View on map

Opening times

1 - 31 May 2015
Tuesday 26th May- Sunday 31st May, 10am-4pm each day.

In addition, the following courses include the option of a self-guided tour of the building during your lunch break:

Sat 25th April, 10am-4pm: Introduction to Solar Energy
Sat 30th May & Sunday 21st May: Straw Bale Building
Sat 6th June, 10am-4pm: Wind Turbine Construction

Depending on staff availability someone will often be able to show you round for 15-20 minutes. There are also laminated sheets for each part of the building to allow people to do self-guided tours.

If you would like a more in-depth group tour and talk lasting 90 minutes please contact the centre to discuss your needs. There will be a charge for in-depth group tours.

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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