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Brighton and Hove college cuts its carbon footprint
8:30am Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
College students are celebrating hitting their green goal.
BHASVIC in Dyke Road, Hove, has reduced its environmental impact by meeting the requirements of the 10:10 pledge – a movement that encourages organisations to reduce consumption.
The work has included installing new windows, boilers and insulation to reduce its energy usage.
Solar panels now provide almost a third of the electricity used in the sports hall and energy efficient light bulbs have reduced electricity usage by 10 to 15 per cent.
The 10:10 campaign urges businesses, charities and educational establishments to aim for a 10 per cent reduction in carbon emissions over a one-year period.
Since its launch in 2009 nearly 1,500 schools and colleges as well as more than 3,000 businesses have signed up and pledged to reduce their carbon emissions.
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