Our BREEAM rated campuses

Over the past nine years, Forth Valley College has built three brand new state-of-the-art campuses in Alloa, Stirling and Falkirk at a cost of £128 million. All three have been constructed to very high sustainability and energy efficiency standards and BREEAM ratings, ranging from Very Good to Excellent – putting them in the top 25% of efficient new builds.

The Alloa and Stirling Campuses use solar panels to heat hot water, utilising a rain water harvester (grey water) used for flushing toilets, offering a public electric vehicle dual charge point and boasting food waste stations that grind food waste to fine particles removing excess liquid and reducing waste by up to 80%.

The College also has a working partnership with Atalian Servest and are on a drive for sending zero waste to landfill, which includes upgrading corridor lights in Alloa and Stirling where possible to LED lights.

The newest campus in Falkirk takes new technologies to another level with solar photovoltaics used to generate electricity, a ground source heat pump to provide heating and power the chilled beams, which regulate the heating system in summer and in winter. It also has energy saving motion senor lighting throughout and operates a similar food waste minimisation stations as the other campuses.