Its not easy to promote biodiversity in central London, but GOSH is providing some great habitats for birds and insects with the variety of sedum and grasses on our large green-roof and beautiful staff garden with its variety of plants and trees.21st February 2014
On the roof of the MSC Building, GOSH has installed a new Combined Cooling, Heat & Power Plant. This mini power station burns gas to produce electricity. It is 75% efficient, has a smaller carbon footprint and uses waste heat to heat half the estate!21st February 2014
Did you know – half of Parliament’s general waste comes from food? The catering team are working hard on clever ways to reduce food waste. They have also implemented a programme to turn waste into electricity by sending it for anaerobic digestion.23rd January 2014
Great news for Parliament’s cyclists. The number of cycle parking spaces on the Estate doubled between 2010 and 2012. This is just one outcome of Parliament’s Green Travel Plan, which aims to reduce our commuting and work-travel carbon footprint.23rd January 2014
Spark the dragon is helping 60 primary schools to reduce their electricity consumption. For a fortnight pupils and staff will be competing to be the school that has shown the greatest reduction in electricity for that period.14th October 2013
Pupils have been busy thinking up a name for Cardiff’s very own Energy Dragon. Close to a 100 suggestions were submitted which resulted in Spark or Sbarc in Welsh being chosen as it “makes you think of electricity and the electricity we use everyday”14th October 2013
Following an energy audit, County Hall had variable speed drives (VSD’s) installed. They reduce the energy usage by air handlers, cutting CO2 emissions by 221 tonnes per year, saving £35k annually. The project has a 9 month payback and cost £26k.23rd August 2013
One Planet Cardiff saw 12 Primary and 2 High Schools take part in a workshop at the WMC. Primary schools enjoyed workshops on Energy, Waste, One Planet & Travel. High school workshops were on Energy/Electricity, Food/ Waste.27th July 2013
22 Schools took part in the electricity reduction campaign “Turn Down for 10 Days” in May 2013. The schools saved12% during the fortnight (£590). Creigiau Primary were most successful with an 18% reduction. The campaign will be run again in October!15th July 2013
Cardiff Council’s Energy Management team have looked at energy use across key sites, highlighting 140 potential energy reduction projects. Based on this, we’re now setting targets and planning large-scale carbon reduction works.15th April 2013
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