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Alongside an Energy Hub with a VR Suite and Robotics Lab, other new training facilities are being constructed at Lancaster & Morecambe College, in the following sustainable practices: Hydrogen-ready Technology, Retrofitting. Insultation, CAD & Electronics, Electric Vehicle Charging, and Plant Vehicle Training.
View the sustainable developments being made on campus map below.
Hydrogen & Energy Efficient Boiler Room (A Block)
This training area is a space to learn about 'boilers of the future', including hybrid and hydrogen appliances, which will eventually replace gas fittings.
Electric Vehicle Charger Fitting Centre (A Block)
With 30,000 public EV charging points needed by 2030, the Electric Vehicle Charger Fitting Centre trains fitters to support in hitting this target.
Hair & Beauty (The Salon)
Hairdressing in The Salon has now installed ECOHEADS™ to all basins for hair washing, using 65% less water than a regular shower head. ‘Double the Pressure’ ECOHEADS™ patented shower-plate technology creating a powerful stream and cuts rinse time in half, reducing water usage by 390L per chair, per day. All whilst giving valued clients that added massage during their shampoo!
The Salon is also part of the Green Salon Collective (GSC), allowing them to become more ethical and create a sustainable environment for not only The Salon, but for the stylists and salon guests too. The Green Salon Collective ensures every item of salon waste can be used again to benefit our industry, community and the environment, aiming to save 200 tons of landfill by the end of 2022.
Beauty Therapy at LMC have swapped their regular make-up applicators and cotton buds to sustainable bamboo alternatives, which are biodegradable and contain no plastic.
The Sustainability Schools & Community Coordinator visits local schools and organisations to deliver informative and interactive sessions on sustainable practices. Sessions have included:
The College is using the Strategic Development Fund to deliver Environmental Training Courses in sustainable practices:
The Insulation Centre (F Block)
Good insulation is key to sustainable construction and retrofitting, ensuring energy is not lost. In this PAS and PASMA approved Insulation Centre, we train in all types of insulation (internal, external and cavity) and in the associated skills; scaffolding and working at heights.
More information on sustainable developments in The Hexagon coming soon.
This project is part of TLC's Strategic Development Fund Pilot, supporting colleges and local employers to work together to create a skilled workforce for a future low-zero carbon economy.