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“The energy auditor showed us how to adjust the settings to most efficiently run our heating system as well as explained the benefits of low-cost measures such as draught proofing.”
Judith Brown, The Sheldon Hotel, Eastbourne

Network Update – August 2012

A warm welcome to Jo, our new Sustainable Business Network Co-ordinator. Plus, community group renewables grants, new video case study, Defra’s latest carbon calculator.

Sustainable Business Breakfast: Presentations Online
Thanks to all who joined us on a glorious morning in Shoreham-by-Sea for July’s Sustainable Business Breakfast, and our excellent speakers from Ampleo, Lightfoot LED and Brighton Marina. Presentations now on-line.

Join us again! Crawley Library, 25th September
Next up we’re in Crawley, where we’ll hear from Pilio, experts in helping businesses and communities to reduce and control their energy costs through simple, yet effective low cost actions. And think ‘Green IT’ is all about turning off computers at night? Think again! We’ll explore the business and environmental benefits of ‘cloud’ computing. Plus fresh coffee, bacon butties, networking and an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to the audience. 25th September, 08:00 to 10:00, Crawley Library.

Book today! 07807 588887 or network@sustainablebusiness.org.uk. £20 or £30 for two (colleague, friend or client).

Meet Jo, our new Sustainable Business Network Co-ordinator
Jo Southernwood is our new Sustainable Business Network Co-ordinator. An Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, she has over six years’ experience helping businesses improve their environmental performance. Jo will be organising our popular Sustainable Business Breakfast Networking events and co-ordinating network membership. www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk/about/meet-the-team

New Video Case Study: Turners Hill Primary School
Turners Hill Primary School in West Sussex has installed a range of technologies to generate their own electricity and improve energy and water efficiency. These include photovoltaic solar panels, wind turbines, an air source heat pump and a rainwater harvesting system. Watch the video on-line.

Latest Carbon Calculator
Defra’s greenhouse gas emissions calculator allows you to work out your organisation’s impact from a wide range of activities, including energy use, water supply and disposal, recycling and landfill. www.defra.gov.uk/publications/2012/05/30/pb13773-2012-ghg-conversion

Renewable Energy Grants for Community Organisations
EDF is offering grants of up to £30,000 to cover up to 50% of the capital costs of renewable energy projects at not-for-profit organisations including charities, schools and voluntary and community groups. Full details at: www.edfenergy.com/green-energy-fund

Energy Efficiency Grants for Community Buildings in Chichester District
Chichester District Council is offering grants of £10,000 and above to fund initiatives that improve the energy performance of community buildings. Potential projects include insulation, lighting and renewables. The next deadline for applications is 14th September. www.chichester.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=18436

And finally…
Just how green were ‘the most sustainable Olympics ever?’
http://soc.li/YUgiGkI
Opportunity for consultant: Green Economy Contract Winchester City Council:
http://tinyurl.com/cklk65l

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Utilise Plus Event Report: Business Networking Breakfast in Haywards Heath

The Sustainable Business Partnership CIC welcomed delegates to Mid Sussex District Council on a sunny morning in April for a Business Networking Breakfast. Delegates from a variety of organisations attended the event to hear from experts about trends in sustainability. SBP CIC’s Jack Dale gave a short introduction and an overview of the Utilise Plus […]
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Lighting Up Lingfield

      Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre, in Tandridge, benefitted from a grant of £1,770 for their LED lighting project which was issued through our Utilise Plus programme. Utilise Plus supports small and medium sized enterprises that are interested in installing energy saving measures on their premises to reduce their energy bills and greenhouse gas […]
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