Nottingham Trent University is already well know for acting as a host to a city-centre peregrine falcon family as well as city-centre beehives.

Now, at the recent Green Apple Awards, the work of its environmental team was rewarded when they collected two 'golden trowels' and a bronze award for green projects across the university's campuses.

NTU_Pavilion.jpgThe Pavilion

The Pavilion utilises solar panels, energy efficient glazing, natural light and insulation to achieve its status as NTU's first carbon negative building, and also the first one at NTU to generate more energy than it uses.

Sustainability awards were also gained by the Boots Library rooftop garden and the Dryden Centre's corner garden. Like the rooftop garden, the corner garden incorporates sustainable wood in its build, but also has a bee-friendly planting scheme.

Boots_Library_Rooftop_Garden.jpgBoots Library Rooftop Garden

Together, they form part of NTU's 'Greening the City' ambition to transform ten urban areas into outdoor, eco-friendly spaces for staff and students.

The Green Apple Awards are given to environmental projcts at businesses and organisations around the world. Nottingham Trent is the only univeristy to win awards.