The environment is very important to us at the Mead Centre
Our building is designed to be environmentally sustainable. Its eco-friendly design shows our commitment to preserving the environment and keeping our overheads to a minimum.
The following are eco-friendly features of the Mead Centre
Photovoltaic cells in the roof help generate the building's electricity.
The underfloor heating is thermostatically controlled to regulate temperature
Internal lights dim according to the amount of natural light entering the building. They also operate on movement sensors to switch on and off automatically so as to save electricity
All pathways are non-slip and gently sloped to allow anyone with mobility difficulties safe and easy access around the building.
The Mead Centre encourages recycling of all paper/cardboard/plastic and glass and provides the means for this to be done via specially designated bags, boxes and bins.
Transport and Travel:
Where possible, staff and volunteers are encouraged to car share or use public transport when travelling to minimize harmful emissions.
Materials and supplies:
Where possible, the Mead Centre purchases environmentally friendly and fairly-traded materials, supplies and consumables.
Staff and volunteers are asked to ensure all electrical equipment is switched off after use.
Staff involvement and contribution:
The Mead Centre adopts an inclusive approach to its environmental practice, inviting staff, user and volunteer suggestions, comments, and actions.