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30Jul2014

Gurdon Institute saves a million kWh – and throws a party

Since 2011 the Gurdon Institute has piloted a journey to reduce energy intensity. One million kWh of saving later, along with an accolade of awards, they are throwing a party to celebrate. Something special has happened in the heart of the University of Cambridge. Through its Energy and Carbon Reduction Project (ECRP) and deployment of advanced
  • 30 Jul, 2014
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17Feb2014

18% reduction target at UMIC

The University of Manchester Incubator Company (UMIC) and Building Sustainability Ltd, the specialist energy management technology provider are commencing a 12 month energy reduction drive in the two buildings occupied by the high tech start up companies resident in the Grafton Road laboratories. The target is to reduce energy by 18% by working with the
  • 17 Feb, 2014
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16Dec2013

Energy and Carbon Reduction Project in the press

Sometimes the tools to slice spiralling electricity bills are at your fingertips. According to a University of Cambridge Pilot study saving energy through control systems can be as simple as altering human behaviour. BSL in action! http://content.yudu.com/A2kk4q/CIBSEdec13/resources/51.htm
  • 16 Dec, 2013
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14Mar2013

Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum

Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum (CCF) will take place on the 15th of March. The CCF is an annual student-run conference that aims to engage students, faculty and members of the local community in the discussion of climate change and sustainability issues. This years forum is titled “Local action. Global change?” and will host discussions
  • 14 Mar, 2013
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01Oct2012

University of Cambridge Lab making impressive progress

The University of Cambridge’s Gurdon Institute continue with their energy reduction quest. The human behaviour change continues to yield good results with 20 % less energy used in the labs. Best thing about behaviour change is that no capital investment is required. The lighting trial is providing some good results with daylight harvesting providing free light
  • 1 Oct, 2012
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11Sep2012

Retrofitting Lighting Controls at University of Cambridge

The University established an Energy and Carbon Reduction Project (ECRP) Board to help develop carbon reduction strategies within selected departments. The Gurdon Institute was selected as a pilot because of its high energy consumption. The role of a pilot department is to devise, implement and evaluate energy strategies. As a pilot department any energy reduction
  • 11 Sep, 2012
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16Apr2012

Behaviour Change can lead to significant energy reductions

Building Sustainability Limited and the University of Cambridge have now produced some exciting new evidence about how behavioural change mechanisms are producing tangible energy reduction results (11% savings) in a department housing 18 research groups, a biomedical facility, equipment rooms and office space. At the recent Environmental Association Universities and Colleges (EAUC) conference held in
  • 16 Apr, 2012
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