In order to rationalise their operations, they recently moved to a warehouse that is 80% smaller their previous premises. This has saved the organisation money on rent and utilities.
Holds Investors in People accreditation which reflects the staff development and training programme. Volunteers are recruited from all walks of life, especially those who would struggle to find work due to their past or health restrictions.
S.C.R.A.T.C.H MICRO BUSINESS
Provides an outlet where surplus paint can be redeployed for use. The paint is kept in a separate area, appropriately shelved, and only non-toxic paint is accepted.
Provides a natural burial site which is managed according to an ecologically sound system. The woodland is worked as a coppice to ensure a rich bio-diversity, encouraging all manner of wildlife
Has a strict sustainable procurement policy and uses FSC as a minimum standard for timber
Provide a range of formal and informal learning opportunities that demonstrate, develop, and promote sustainability
Photo-voltaic panels on the side and roof of the building provide approximately 20% of their needs, and the rest they buy from Good Energy. The company website is hosted entirely by a wind-powered server.
Very active in its local community and opens its doors to a number of groups such as schools, business associations and other professionals, offering tours, lectures and visits to promote and raise awareness of the company
Zero waste to landfill targets for 2010
Staff are encouraged to put forward recommendations which they feel might be in the company’s commercial interest
A major employer locally and provides a number of skilled jobs to Hampshire residents in particular. It contributes not only to the strength of the local economy within the UK, but also the UK economy globally.
£20 million regeneration of a former council estate on the outskirts of Petersfield in May 2009
Residents were proactively invited to influence all decisions made throughout the redevelopment
Project includes 200m² of solar photovoltaic and solar thermal panels
Rainwater harvesting installed
FSC argon filled timer windows and 100% low energy lighting amongst other features.
SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT National Oceanography Centre (NOCS)
In 2007/08 over 100 energy monitors were installed covering waster, gas and electricity consumption.
NOCS is committed to reducing energy consumption through its ISO14001 certification.
Saved ~8000m3 of water per annum with equivalent savings of ~£20,000 or 5.65 tonnes CO2 per annum
Data from the Stark system supplements environmental media used to communicate with staff/students
Active member of the Hampshire Energy Partnership and will be a best practice case study for Stark who installed the system.
SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Highbury College
The ground source heat pump installed at Highbury Campus will save an annual 2,275,000kWh of electricity or 548 tonnes of carbon emissions – that’s equivalent to planting five acres of the New Forest every year.
160 square metres of photovoltaic cells capable of generating 13,600kWh of electricity a year.
Active chilled beams saving up to 217,00kWh over conventional fan coil units.
Automatic control of lighting in classrooms, saving 50,000kWh a year.
PCs with auto shutdown software, saving 135,000kWh a year.
SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Replaced its natural gas boilers with a state of the art bio-mass system which provides all the site’s heat, and most of its hot water
An 85kw froling turbomatic made in austria and installed by econergy ltd
Involved a retro fit as far as the complex of buildings was concerned, with a new boiler house, and agricultural barn for woodchip and machinery storage
Providing interpretation and information for school children