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The use of raw and natural materials (wood of the masts and sunshades, steel and glass), associated with materials of cladding (panels of terracotta facades) and coatings, earth tones, rosés earth and stone made it possible to give to this building the level Mediterranean Sustainable Building (MSB) Gold Level.
The establishment is equipped with a wood boiler, and photovoltaic panels that help improve energy performance.
Its design favors biodiversity in view of the strong landscape dimension of the site (green spaces, water management, outdoor spaces ...).
To go with the highlighting of the biodiversity specific to this middle school, the main objective of the landscaping project was to enhance and reinforce the site's natural heritage by integrating it into the educational process.
As such, in compliance with the environmental code and the procedures required for all development projects, the Department of Var, in agreement with the biodiversity services of the DREAL, has taken the necessary measures to protect living species in this natural area, such as Hermann's turtle, the prosperous or the bechstein murine.