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Network Update – September 2016

Welcome to September’s Network Update. This month: Gatwick Diamond Green Business Showcase; Tangmere Solar Farm Visit; M&S Energy Fund; LED case study; Free water saving devices; Digital & You Training; Welcome Kayleigh!


GGP-Launch-Crawley-2Gatwick Diamond Green Business Showcase

Find out how businesses across the Gatwick Diamond are incorporating environmental best practice into their day-to-day operations.

Our keynote speaker Eliot Porter, from our host the Hilton London Gatwick Airport Hotel, will share how they have improved energy and water efficiency. We’ll also hear from Denbies Wine Estate, 3F EV and Baystar Energy.

This event is part of the Green Growth Platform events programme and being held in partnership with Crawley Borough Council and Gatwick Diamond Business.

Free to attend. 1st November 16:30 – 18:30, Gatwick. Event details & bookings.


New Case Study: Commercial & Industrial LEDs Screen-Solutions-LEDs

Screen Solutions of Peacehaven have replaced 17 screw-in metal halide lamps in their warehouse with retrofit ‘corn style’ LEDs. This reduced electricity usage per fitting from 400 Watts to 80 Watts, saving over 17,000 kWh and £1,800 per year. More LED case studies.


DCIM100MEDIADJI_0004.JPGTour of Tangmere Solar Farm

The 18,000 solar photovoltaic panels at Tangmere Solar Farm generate enough electricity to power more than 1,500 homes. The site was developed by Your Energy Sussex, a partnership between West Sussex County Council and Carillion, and built by Arun Construction Services.

Free to attend as part of the Green Growth Platform events programme.
4th October, 9:30 – 11:30, near Chichester. Book online.


Local projects compete for M&S Energy Fund

Working with Brighton Energy Co-op, the Big Lemon Bus Company hope to install solar PV on their bus depot to power their new electric buses.

In partnership with BHESCo, Hollingdean Community Centre are looking to install solar panels, LED lighting and roof installation. Who will you vote for?


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A warm welcome to Kayleigh Bailey, our new Events & Marketing Co-ordinator. From a corporate events background, Kayleigh will be arranging our networking events, case study visits, seminars and training courses. Keep an eye out for her event invitations and also make sure to check out our LinkedIn group and Twitter.


In short…

Launch of the 2017 Ashden Awards – £10,000 prizes
Energy Innovation, Sustainable Buildings, Transport and Smart Energy categories.

Free Water Saving Devices – Apply on-line
For non-domestic customers supplied by Southern Water.

‘Charity bin’ trials slash litter rates by 30% Edie article
Wrigley and Keep Britain Tidy initiative to now be rolled out in new towns.

Halogen spotlights to be phased out across Europe – Guardian article
Retailers no longer able to order GU10 and PAR30 halogen spotlights.

Lib Dems propose 5p coffee cup tax – Full story
To tackle 5,000 take-away coffee cups handed out every minute of every day.

Tender opportunity: Domestic heating installations in Kent – Portal
Estimated value £200,000. Target contract start date November 2016.

Lewes Climate Action Forum

We’ve joined up with 3VA in Eastbourne to help start a new forum for action on climate change in the Lewes District Area. Check out for more details

Utilise Plus Case Study: Park Cameras

Based in Burgess Hill, Park Cameras sells photography equipment, as well as offering printing services and photography courses. In early 2019, Park Cameras received a Utilise Plus grant from the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC to install energy-saving LED lights. This followed a fully-funded Utilise Plus energy audit they received in late 2018. Funded by the […]


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