In 2011, having raised over £430,000 in funding, the new Rattlesden pavilion was completed. This new social hub within the community is used for a variety of activities and villages no longer have to drive to Stowmarket or Ipswich for classes such as yoga, pilates and zumba. Green technologies and building materials were used in the construction of the pavilion. Solar thermal panels helped to provide hot water. Mechanical ventilation eliminates heat leakage, reducing heating costs and carbon emissions. A ground source heat pump provides an efficient form of heating and energy efficient lighting is controlled by PIR sensors during occupancy. The pavilion is a member of the Suffolk Green Buildings network and hosted an open day in 2011. The building provides a practical reference for individuals or groups who wish to investigate which technologies may be beneficial to their own situation.