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Network Update – December 2012

This month; compare your water use, PV installed at schools, fuel oil collective buying scheme, subsidised business coaching, Display Energy Certificates and breakfast dates finalised for 2013.

How Much Water Do You Use? Benchmarks Published
Environment Agency research shows that a ‘typical’ office uses 9.3 m3 of water per person per year. Offices implementing ‘good practice’ however, use on average 30% less, at 6.4 m3; savings achieved through measures such as low flush toilets, controlled urinals and regularly checking for leaks. Benchmarks are available for a range of premises, including museums, care homes, schools and sports centres. www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/water/34866.aspx

Display Energy Certificates – A Visual Representation of Energy Use
A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) provides a visual representation of how energy is used in a building. It compares an organisation’s energy usage to that of a ‘typical’ organisation of the same business activity, using premises floor area as a standard variable. They are compulsory for public sector buildings over 1,000 m2, but can also provide a number of benefits for businesses. More.

Renewables Breakfast: Presentations Online
It was a full house in Littlehampton for our Sustainable Business Breakfast – renewable energy special. Delegates represented manufacturers, museums, solar and biomass installers, lighting specialists, colleges and a hair dressers to name but a few! Presentations from our speakers Southern Solar, Hampshire Cosmetics and Arun District Council Planning Team are available to view on our website.

Join us in Haywards Heath, Chichester, Horsham and Shoreham-by-Sea in 2013. Event dates.

Solar PV Installed at West Sussex Schools
Chichester High School for Girls is one of 17 West Sussex schools to have installed electricity generating photovoltaic solar panels. The school’s 50 kWp system covers 350m2 and is predicted to generate 50,000 kWh of electricity per year. In the first six months the school has received £13,000 through the Feed-in-Tariff. 13 of the 17 schools received interest free loans from West Sussex County Council. Loan details. Contact: carbonmanagement@westsussex.gov.uk

West Sussex Affordable EnergyReliant on Oil for Heating & Hot Water?
Rural West Sussex residents and businesses have formed groups to collectively buy oil and achieve better prices for members. More information and contacts.

Subsidised Business Coaching
The Growth Accelerator scheme provides coaches to help businesses develop leadership skills, create a growth strategy, access finance and/or commercialise products and services. The scheme is Government subsidised with charges based on employee numbers. www.growthaccelerator.com

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Utilise Plus Event Report: Business Networking Breakfast in Brighton

The Sustainable Business Partnership CIC welcomed delegates bright and early to Brighton, for a Business Networking Breakfast. This event was held as part of the SBP CIC’s ongoing Utilise Plus programme, which helps small and medium sized enterprises to reduce their energy use and save them money in the process. The SBP CIC’s Jack Dale […]
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Spellman High Voltage Electronics

In Spring 2018, Spellman High Voltage Electronics was awarded a Utilise Plus grant of £3,500 for their LED lighting project. The Utilise Plus programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and offers grant funding and business support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The programme helps these organisations to reduce their energy usage, […]
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Upcoming Events

  • 18/12/2018 8:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Brighton
  • 11/01/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Weald & Downland Museum, Singleton
  • 31/01/2019Energy Saving Workshop, Horsham
  • 08/02/2019 9:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Worthing
  • 13/02/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Shoreham Port, Southwick
  • 07/03/2019 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Arundel
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