Sustainability meets education
Les Trèfles is a model for superior energy performance, and the building also aims to grow the children's awareness of how to use energy carefully.
The students are exposed to a range of building elements that make Les Trèfles a monument of passive building. All building and electrical installations are aligned to achieve optimal energy consumption, water management and indoor temperature. Rainwater recycling saves drinking water, and natural light reduces the need for electricity. In addition to its insulating capacity, the green roof provides a place for biodiversity to thrive.
With all these elements working together, Les Trèfles school received an “Exemplary Building” award from Brussels Environment, the environmental agency of the Brussels Capital Region, for its sustainable architecture.
Les Trèfles sets an example not only for the industry, but for the 750 students under its roof who are discovering first-hand how we can make our buildings sustainable for a net-zero future.