Myerscough scoops Energy Efficency Award!
Myerscough College is celebrating this week after winning the ‘Energy Efficiency Award for Large Companies' at the Lancashire Business Environment Awards 2012, held at Ewood Park on Thursday 18th October.
The Lancashire Business Environment Awards, hosted by environmental charity Groundwork Pennine Lancashire, is now in its sixteenth year and showcases the most innovative and effective initiatives by Lancashire business for achieving environmental sustainability and implementing smart business practices.
Myerscough were awarded the accolade for effectively reducing energy consumption over the last 5 years, following a major drive by the College to increase sustainability and reduce energy wastage. Launched in 2007, Myerscough’s sustainability campaign was designed to change attitudes towards sustainability and reduce energy consumption across all areas of the College’s operations.
By implementing a series of initiatives (some small/some large) such as: fixing water leaks; installing voltage optimization devices; energy management systems, and initiatives such as ‘Green Days’ for work-based staff to cut business mileage, the College showed how embracing new and existing technologies can dramatically reduce energy consumption, even for a large organisation with multiple sites and operations across the UK.
In 2008, the College set out an ambitious strategy to reduce its carbon footprint by 35% by 2017. Thanks to the many initiatives implemented across the College, in five years Myerscough has managed to reduce Electricity consumption by 13.2%, Gas Consumption by 11.6%, and Water Consumption by 25%.
Over the course of two years, initiatives implemented by Myerscough to reduce business mileage have been another noteworthy success - compared to 2010 Myerscough has reduced their overall business mileage by 20%, resulting in carbon emissions declining for business mileage by 63 tonnes.
Winning the ‘Energy Efficiency Award’ comes off the back of years of hard work, as Principal Ann Turner explains. She said:
“We’ve worked hard over the past 5 years to reduce gas, electric and water usage, as well as a large focus on reducing the College’s carbon footprint. We implemented a series of measures such as reducing business mileage, as well as a encouraging a wholesale change in attitude towards energy use in the day to day lives of staff and students. Winning this award is fantastic recognition for the hard work of the staff involved with leading our environmental initiatives and is a proud moment for the College”
To find out more about the energy reduction and measurement devices implemented by the College, or for more detailed information and statistics on energy reduction at Myerscough College, please get in touch using the below contact details:
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