CBRSS leading in sustainability and innovation

We are proudly leading the way in combining sustainability with innovation, with the construction of our new state of the art science and maths high school building, designed by local architect and CBRSS parent Michael Leung and incorporating the creative use of Hempcrete walls.

HEMPCRETE is a natural building product constructed by local award winning building company Balanced Earth. Hempcrete sequesters carbon for the life of the building, is a breathable wall system, is mould resistant, is a great insulator with good acoustic properties and is toxic free! Created by simply combining hemp, water, sand, Hemp Masonry lime-based binder and plenty of hard work, it produces an innovative building product that’s healthy for the environment.

Students at the school have been instructed in the qualities of Hempcrete and the methods for building with Hempcrete through onsite lessons from the builders. Head contractor Field Construction group is ahead of program with the building due for completion in August 2018.

This truly sustainable building together with Australia’s first established efficient educational onsite grey & black water systems and our Grid connected 26kWh Solar power that produces between 40% – 50% of our electricity needs, means Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School is leading in sustainability and Innovation.