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Network Update – January 2014

Happy New Year! Welcome to January’s Network Update. This month; Museum utility savings; Composting guidance; Breakfast event details; Power Diverter; edoc is coming…

Shoreham-Breakfast-DelegateDon’t miss! Technology & Solar PV Breakfast Events

Our next Sustainable Business Breakfasts take a hi-tech focus. On the 27th February we’ll be in Newhaven looking at air-source heat pumps and building management control systems. On the 19th March we’ll be in Burgess Hill exploring if solar PV could suit your business. There’ll be expert and case study speakers plus time to meet other local businesses interested in improving energy efficiency. We’re expecting around 40 delegates at each event so book your place today!

Both events run from 08:00 to 10:00. The cost is £20 or £30 for two. Book by email or call 01444 477501. Further details.

Guide: On-site Treatment of Organic Waste

WRAP, the government agency, has released guidance for organisations considering treating food or garden waste on-site. It explains how different technologies including wormeries, in-vessel composters and anaerobic digesters work and includes indicative installation and maintenance costs. Download guide.

Significant Savings at Sussex & Surrey MuseumsWeald-Downland-LED

Museums across Sussex and Surrey have been improving energy and water efficiency and reducing waste, following attendance at a UTILISE Course. Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre have replaced the halogen lamps in their restaurant with LEDs, reducing annual energy consumption by 2,200 kWh, saving £230. Guildford Museum have purchased a hand-dyer to eliminate the need for 30,000 paper towels used each year. Costing £510 to install, the project will pay for itself in less than two years. Full case study.

Power-DiverterNetwork Member Develops New Technology with University

Network member South Downs Solar has been working with the University of Brighton to develop a Power Diverter, a smart device that allows excess electricity generated by solar PV panels to be used to heat hot water rather than being sent to the National Grid. The Power Diverter can be retrofitted to any immersion heater and solar PV system and trials have shown that the device typically pays back its installation costs through electricity savings within around 18 months. Further details.

Not to mention…

WEEE Regulations are being updated – Guidance Notes
For those involved in the sale, purchase or disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

MCS launches Compliance Certificates
 – Read more
Checklist to help renewable heat energy installers ensure systems qualify for the RHI.

Environment Agency Sustainable Business Report – View report
Emissions, pollution and waste data from the industries regulated by the Environment Agency.

edoc is coming… www.edoconline.co.uk
Electronic Waste Transfer Notes to be introduced this month.

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Network Update – December 2017

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our Sustainable Business Network members. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to spread the good cheer!   Utilise Plus Programme Beat the cold and dark this winter with an energy saving project, with help from a Utilise Plus grant of up to £5,000! The Utilise Plus programme offers […]
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Utilise Plus Event Report: Case Study Visit to Wakehurst Place

On a bright morning in November, the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC welcomed a number of Sustainable Business Network members from a wide range of sectors to Wakehurst Place. Funded and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place boasts world-renowned gardens, woodlands, wildlife and the state-of-the-art Millennium Seed Bank. The SBP CIC’s Louise Downey gave a […]
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Upcoming Events

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