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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 – November 2012
This month: Utility costs AVERTed at Horsham charity, showcase your business in our on-line directory, enter a green business award and book your place at our renewables breakfast.
Renewables Breakfast: Littlehampton, 28th November, 08:00 – 10:00
Book now for our next Sustainable Business Breakfast in Littlehampton, a renewables special. We’ll hear from Howard Johns of Southern Solar and champion of Cut Don’t Kill campaign about the latest technologies as well as the recent updates to Feed-in-Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive, Dan Vick from Arun District Council on the planning implications of installing a renewable energy system and Karen Taylor of Hampshire Cosmetics about their 277 kWp solar photovoltaic array. Plus fresh coffee and bacon butties, networking and an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to the audience. View event details.
Book today! 07807 588887 or firstname.lastname@example.org. £20 per head or £30 for two.
Case Study: AVERT Cuts Utility Bills by £2,500
Horsham based charity AVERT are tackling HIV and AIDs through worldwide education, treatment and care programmes. Reliant on donations, Office Administrator Martin Wood believes it is crucial to demonstrate that every pound received is wisely spent. Following attendance at a course by the Sustainable Business Partnership, they have reduced annual costs by £2,500 through reviewing and rearranging energy, waste and print contracts. Read the full case study.
Cars of the Future Passing through Sussex
Over 100 electric, hybrid, hydrogen and low emission cars will be on display at Madeira Drive in Brighton this weekend, before heading to Sussex Central College in Crawley and on to London. The challenge is to complete the 63 mile route using the least amount of energy. Event details and best advantage points can be found at: www.futurecarchallenge.com
It’s Award Season!
The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards are now open. Categories include Green Business of the Year. Deadline 30th November 2012. www.gatwickdiamondbusinessawards.com
Showcase Your Business in our Online Directory
Our online directory is a great place to find like-minded environmentally aware businesses, source local suppliers and highlight the products and services your business offers (with a link to your website). Complete your entry at: www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk/network/join
- For energy auditors – Fareham Borough Council seeks consultancy on housing stock: http://tinyurl.com/d65kbr3
- For museums – Association of Independent Museums grants programmes: www.aim-museums.co.uk/content/aim_grants
- Health & Safety Consultant – Brighton manufacturer looking to outsource role: Contact us for details.
- Do ‘green’ businesses cluster? Assist Southampton University research. Download survey
- £1,000 match funded grants for reducing transport emissions: www.sustainableroutes.co.uk
- Feed-in-Tariffs rates for solar PV as of 1st November 2012: www.ofgem.gov.uk/Sustainability/Environment/fits/tariff-tables/Pages/index.aspx