Talks and lectures

Building Stories – Harris Academy, Sutton

Join Ben Humphries and Christian Dimbleby (Architype) to hear the story behind the UK’s largest Passivhaus school Harris Academy, Sutton – hosted by sustainability leader Hero Bennett (Max Fordham) and followed by a live interactive Q&A session.

  • today 24 January 2023, 1pm to 2pm (GMT)
  • place Online
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Special guests Ben Humphries and Christian Dimbleby (Architype) join us for this lunchtime talk – part of a series celebrating RIBA award-winning buildings. 

Hosted by sustainability leader Hero Bennett (Max Fordham), the panel will be sharing the story behind the UK’s largest Passivhaus school Harris Academy, Sutton - followed by a live interactive Q&A session. 

Harris Academy, Sutton by Architype - Powered only by a single domestic-scale boiler, the school sets an impressive sustainability benchmark, surpassing RIBA 2030 targets for operational carbon emissions and being enabled for net-zero carbon. A prototype for 21st century schools, the project won a 2022 RIBA National Award, London Award and London Sustainability Award. 

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