The underpinning objective of ESA is to be a low environmental impact building for conducting low environmental impact business activity which results in a net positive contribution to ecology and society. ESA operations aim to achieve zero emissions and zero waste to landfill.
During the ESA construction period, action learning workshops about sustainable construction and community stakeholder involvement were the beginning of ESA's unique experiential teaching process and skills development. People from across Europe participated in workshops to learn how to manage sustainable construction projects.
This objective has been at the forefront to ESA strategy from the start of constructing the Academy.
The team that built the ESA
The architects - Antonia Diamantaki and Zeta Chrysafaki
Antonia Diamantaki is an Architectural Engineer at the University of Greenwich, UK. Her experience and expertise in sustainability includes studying 'Sustainability and Design' at the University of East London, 2002, which examined the principles of Sustainability and Environmental Design and the integration of environmental design with architectural and urban design.
Zeta has a Masters Degree in 'Sustainable Architecture' from the Technical University of Bologna, Italy. She has participated in practical construction workshops with natural materials at Tamera healing biotope- Monte Cerro, Portugal, using load bearing strawbale vault construction with a green roof.
Antonia and Zeta are members of the Chania based team 'Piliko', a group of likeminded people investigating the use of natural materials in construction through researching traditional and modern techniques of building with natural materials and construction methods which are friendly to the environment.
The builder - Antonis Nikoloudakis
Antonis Nikoloudakis is based at Paleloni, Vamos Crete.
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