Photostory: learning about the incredible properties of lime


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Students studying for their MSc in Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies learned about the incredible properties of lime as a building material during a recent practical at CAT.

The hands-on approach is an important aspect of learning at the Graduate School of the Environment, which has lots of facilities for teaching about renewable energy and sustainable building methods onsite, including a lime kiln.

Lime has been used for thousands of years to finish buildings, though was replaced by cement in the 19th Century. There’s recently been a resurgence of interest in lime, however, as sustainable building materials have become more popular.

At CAT, we experiment with different environmentally sound building methods. If you’re interested in pursuing graduate study in sustainability, come along to one of our upcoming open days to find out what studying at CAT is like!