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Erica Purvis of  Waste Watch, Head of College Professor Frances Corner, and Learning Resources Manager Karen Ellis-Rees celebrate a Gold standard for sustainability in the LCF Library.

As part of UAL’s Green Week, staff and students celebrated a UAL first at the London College of Fashion library at John Prince’s Street, which has been given a gold standard for sustainable design and redevelopment.

Head of College Prof. Frances Corner, and Waste Watch’s Programme Design and Evidence Manager Erica Purvis, joined guests to celebrate the fact that the library was refurbished according to sustainability principles laid out in the ‘SKA’ assessment criteria. SKA is nationally recognised scheme that encourages the sustainable refurbishment of buildings.

Erica, who is also one of the judge’s for UAL’s meet the tide competition which asks student to create for sustainability, spoke about the achievement:

“This is a wonderful example of a shared vision and a collaboration between estates, library staff and academic staff, with sustainability truly in the brief.”

Professor Frances Corner spoke about the library’s redesign:

“Apart from dramatically improving the student experience and learning facilities, the refurbishment incorporated sustainable design principles as part of the design brief.”

The head of college added:

“We are taking the opportunity of national Green Week to celebrate our successes and continue to develop our sustainable activities across the college and University.”

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