AN eco-friendly learning centre has received recognition for helping the environment.
Huddersfield Technical College's Taylor Hill site has been awarded a blue plaque by the local Civic Society.
Huddersfield MP Barry SHeerman visited the Animal Care and Environmental Studies Centre to unveil the plaque.
The £1.6m building, which opened in 2004, has also won a national design award from the Civic Trust.
The centre is based on an eco-friendly design and promotes schemes to boost the environment.
These include a turf roof, a wind turbine, a solar well and a rainwater recycling plant.
The centre is home to the college's animal care and countryside courses.
Up to 80 species of animals live in its aquariums, aviary, mammal house, greenhouses, gardens and wildlife ponds.
June Durrant, head of the School of Caring, said: "The centre has been commended for its high-quality design and praised for its positive contribution to the local environment.
"These excellent facilities are already delivering improved results, with success and retention rates well above the national benchmarks."