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1 Greening the Greenhouse Integrated Greenhouse Project EC LIFE05 ENV/UK/998 Greening the Greenhouse September 2006

2 Mission Exploring the links between rainforests, people and nature through education, conservation and sustainable living

3 The Rainforest is a Metaphor Destructive human activities and ways of life are destroying fragile ecosystems Society needs to improve energy use building practices economic practices

4 The Living Rainforest – A Potted History mid-1900s – ‘Wyld Court Orchids’ established 1993 – ‘Wyld Court Rainforest’ visitor centre opened 2000 – Living Rainforest charity established 2003 – SEEDA provided funding to prepare EC funding bid 2004 – National Lottery funded Integrated Greenhouse Project, Phase 1 (Human Impact Building) 2005 – EC funded Integrated Greenhouse Project, Phase 2 (Green Greenhouse) 2006 – Human Impact Building opened 2008 – Green Greenhouse scheduled to open

5 Six Themes … to Bring Sustainability Alive helping people explore global & local connections

6 Project Partners Financial Supporters LIFE instrument of the European Community Millennium Commission / National Lottery DTI SEEDA Vodafone UK Foundation Greenham Common Trust Partners Pilkington Glass Tourism South East TV Energy Wageningen University (NL)

7 Integrated Greenhouse Project - Phase I

8 Our heating journey from fossil fuel to biofuel The first public indoor garden / zoo to convert to biomass heating

9 Wood-chip Heating CO2 emissions per unit of energy supplied Grams of CO2 per kWh Woodfuelled heat Wind power Solar PV m-si Solar PV p-Si Natural gas heating Light fuel oil heating

10 A place to explore and connect Sustainable timber structure and recycled materials Passive ventilation and solar design Solar PV helps power the building Green energy and building exhibits Prototype I The Human Impact Building

11 Integrated Greenhouse Project - Phase II

12 Prototype II The Green Greenhouse ‘Closed’ greenhouse design – storing excess summer heat for winter re-use across our site. This is of major interest to commercial growers in Europe. Final design options are currently being evaluated Construction due to begin Sept 2007 £5 million budget (only £0.5 million still to be raised)

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