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Tree Pod Classrooms

The Elleray Preparatory School Treehouse School Stands on Stilts

— November 16, 2009 — Eco
Children living in the United Kingdom's Lake District National Park could become the most environmentally-friendly students in the world (without having to do anything) because many will be attending Elleray Preparatory School's Treehouse School.

Designed and built by Robert Gaukroger of Kita Design Company, the Treehouse School comprises a set of green classrooms which stand on stilts nestled in the trees, and is built from recycled materials.

Implications - The health of the environment is becoming an increasing concern with many consumers. Companies that incorporate eco-friendly ideas into their designs (such as recyclable materials) will do far better on the market as this development is becoming more and more desired in a commodity. A business that keeps the environment in mind will appeal to this broad consumer base.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Design - Companies that incorporate eco-friendly ideas into their designs (such as recyclable materials) will do far better on the market as this development is becoming more and more desired in a commodity.
2. Environmental Education - The Treehouse School highlights the importance of environmental education, creating an opportunity for businesses to offer innovative products and services that support and enhance environmental learning.
3. Sustainable Architecture - The use of recycled materials and the integration of buildings with nature in the Treehouse School demonstrate the growing demand for sustainable architecture, presenting opportunities for businesses to develop disruptive solutions in the construction industry.
Industry Implications
1. Education - The Treehouse School's approach to education provides a platform for innovative learning experiences and could inspire the development of new technologies and educational services for the education industry.
2. Design - The eco-friendly design concept of the Treehouse School showcases the potential for businesses in the design industry to create sustainable and aesthetically pleasing products and environments.
3. Construction - The sustainable architecture and use of recycled materials in the Treehouse School present opportunities for disruptors in the construction industry to develop eco-friendly building solutions.
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