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Building sets a new shade for green
« on: November 29, 2011, 04:11:00 PM »

Building sets a new shade for green
ONE of the greenest buildings in Cambridgeshire has opened its doors in Longstanton.

From left, Jack Davey, contract manager, Alan Brown, site manager, county councillors Ian Bates and Shona Johnstone and South Cambridgeshire District Councillor Tim Wotherspoon open the super-green new passenger building
The new passenger building for people hopping on the guided busway has been designed to show what is expected of low carbon properties in the planned new town of Northstowe.
The £430,000 building also includes an exhibition centre.
Cllr Ian Bates, county council’s cabinet member for growth and planning, said: “This building sets the benchmark for what is being built in Northstowe and is part of the county council’s commitment to supporting environmentally friendly projects.”
It features an exhibition centre to showcase low carbon living and includes toilets for bus users and office space for park and ride staff.
The building will be more than 90 per cent self-sufficient for energy.