“Thank you very much for your support throughout this project, the lighting has made a great difference and we will also be saving money  on our bills, so its win, win!”
Linda Baker, Westways Vending, Hailsham

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…
Electronic Waste Transfer Notes to be introduced this month.


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Network Update – March 2018

  Business Networking Breakfast Come along to our Utilise Plus fully-funded Business Networking Breakfast on 18th April in Haywards Heath. Hear from guest speakers Thaddeus Dell of SAS Energy and Anya Ledwith of Eshcon. Sign up today to secure your place.       Utilise Plus Grants- Apply Today! Save money and energy this winter with a […]

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