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Leicester City Council has worked collaboratively with Asda, ISG and ACO Water Management to achieve a first in sustainable urban drainage within a supermarket development.
The solution is integrated drainage that combines proprietary and vegetative systems to achieve effective surface water management, whilst introducing a level of biodiversity never attained before on a retail development. Working to strict planning guidelines that required two swale inlets to be incorporated onto the site, the solution moved away from a the more common permeable paving to achieve a cost effective, near to surface solution that required minimal ground works. As a result, stormwater is successfully managed on or near the surface, in an area that would have typically been highly impermeable.
ESOS timescales are tight, and companies that act faster will be able to turn their audit recommendations into cost savings, covering the cost of compliance within year. Watch Inenco’s ESOS experts and hear first-hand from the energy manager of a major energy user about delivering ESOS in a large organization.
10,000 of the UK’s largest businesses have to comply with the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and conduct a mandatory energy audit across buildings, transport and industrial operations by December 2015.
Anthony Mayall, Managing Director of NIFES Consulting (part of the Inenco Group) explained how businesses should approach ESOS as a chance to go beyond their property portfolio and unlock savings across their operations. Dave Derbyshire, Environmental Manager, Matalan Retail, discussed how Matalan is implementing ESOS and his experience delivering a large-scale Energy Reduction Programme.
Businesses can’t afford to ignore ESOS - compliance is not optional, but more importantly, any delay in action could mean potential savings go unrealised, more than covering the cost of compliance.
Like any energy saving scheme, savings are solely dependent on businesses taking action. ESOS could identify up to £900m of savings by 2016 - if approached in the right way, this could be a major opportunity for businesses to reduce consumption and cost.
Participants will also had the opportunity to put questions to the experts throughout the webinar, you can submit your question on the event via email, after registration.
In the second in our FCC Environment-sponsored Resource Revolution leader video interview series, John Lewis Partnership's recycling and waste operations manager, Mike Walters, offers a compelling retail perspective on how corporate resource efficiency is reshaping the waste supply chain.
Following the publication of edie's recent White Paper, he forecasts a dramatic change for the waste sector in 20 years' time, in which more on-site diversion and treatment solutions are adopted to cut down on logistics and where disposal costs for businesses are replaced by income streams.
"I don't think there will be something called waste, I think there will be end-of-first-life materials ... that's a phrase we are adopting now within our business."
The shortlist for the Edie Awards for Environmental Excellence 2011 has been drawn up. The competition has been extremely tough, with some very high calibre entries for both products and projects. The entries were discussed and considered by edie's expert judging panel at the Environment Agency's headquarters in London, overseen by Environment Agency Chairman, Lord Chris Smith. The winners in each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony on November 3rd at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham. The Edie Awards for Environmental Excellence 2011 shortlist: Carbon Reduction DHL Supply Chain/ JD Wetherspoon ENWORKS First UK Bus Hewlett Packard PIL Membranes Ltd Sony Whitbread Green Corporate Initiative Amey Marks & Spencer OfficeTeam Sonae Sierra TelecityGroup Green Retail Initiative Alumet Systems (UK) Ltd Countrystyle Group Sainsbury's Tesco Stores Ltd Public Sector Initiative Breckland Council Dublin Fire Brigade North West Fire and Rescue Sustainability Network Vital Earth Zero Waste Scotland Renewable Energy Clearfleau Ltd CNG Services Limited Green Energy Centre Kingspan Renewables (Aeromax Plus Air Source Heat Pump) LowC Communities Ltd Marks & Spencer Sustainable Construction Asda Land Securities MVBJV Olympic Delivery Authority Plastic Surgeon WCR Ltd Whitbread Sustainable Transport Brakes Group CNG Services Limited DHL Supply Chain (Rank Hovis) Natural England Office Depot Transport for London Waste & Resource Management Coca-Cola Enterprises Land Securities May Gurney Ltd Spirit Pub Company Sapphire TerraCycle UK The Royal Mint Water & Wastewater Microbial Solutions Ltd National Laboratory Service Olympic Delivery Authority SCFI Wessex Water WPL Limited
From our modern factory in Andover, Hampshire, Airforce Ventilation Products manufacture an impressive array of high quality, high performing, energy efficient air movement products. Our product portfolio includes air handling units, heat recovery units, roof fans, ducted fans, de-stratification fans and much more. Furthermore, our design expertise means we are often the first choice for bespoke and specialised air movement equipment. Airforce products have helped improve a wide range of environments, including offices, retail outlets, factories and hospitals. On the marine side, Airforce products are in use worldwide; on ships, coastal buildings and off-shore platforms. For more information visit http://www.heatingandventilating.net/news/news.asp?id=7972