More and more organisations are seeing the value in going green when it comes to their energy. Businesses, homes and now even mosques are installing technology that can help them to save money in the long term and that’s good for the planet.
A new mosque in Cambridge is the perfect example. 5 Pillars UK reported on the opening of the new place of worship on Mill Road in the city, highlighting its eco-friendly credentials.
One of the main elements of its design is its focus on eco-friendly features. It has heat pumps in the basement that will be used to regulate the mosque’s temperature, while it also has a rainwater harvesting system for flushing and irrigation.
The design of the mosque was created by architects Mark Barfield and Professor Keith Critchlow, from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.
In addition to the mosque itself, which has a capacity for 1,000 worshippers, there is a large green that’s open to everyone, as well as teaching and exhibition spaces and a cafeteria.
It’s important for new community buildings such as the mosque to take the lead when it comes to green energy. The news provider shared comments from the spokesperson for the Cambridge Mosque Trust, who gave an interview to Varsity. They said they “hope that other buildings, secular and sacred, will follow”.
Last month, Chris Stark, chief executive of the Climate Change Committee, urged businesses to begin their journey towards becoming carbon neutral now, rather than waiting until the government introduces legislation.
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