19 Jan Wargrave House Has Important Plans to Support Sustainability
Wargrave House organised a sustainable workshop on Wednesday, 18th January, to inform staff of their plans to support sustainability in the workplace.
Premises manager David Charnock explained that the organisation is considering using Micro CHP GAS Turbines, which could provide an alternative heating source instead of conventional heating methods such as gas boilers.
Micro (GAS) Turbines can generate electricity and heat using various fuels, including biofuels.
He also announced that they plan to roll out a program over the next 24 months to replace the old fluorescent light fittings with new, more efficient LED lighting in all of the organisation’s buildings.
“Approximately 50% of utility costs come from lighting our school, college and offices. Switching to LED will further increase the savings we already receive from our solar panels on our roofs,” explained Premises Manager David Charnock.
LED lighting fixtures come in a wide range of colours. They can also simulate natural daylight, which is healthier than the old fluorescent light fittings. Wargrave has benefitted from solar panels on the school building and the college roof for the past eight years. This helps the organisation with reduced electricity costs, saving approximately £1,100 annually.
During the workshop, staff were asked for three ideas to help the organisation to support sustainability. They also discussed improving our environmental status by recycling our waste; we are considering installing 2×7 kW EV charging stations for 100% EV vehicles. This will help us reduce our carbon footprint.
Sustainability is living and developing without destroying natural resources and leaving the future generation without these vital components. Since the resources on our planet are limited, we must use them carefully. It is our responsibility, and we must focus on protecting the environment and the Earth’s ecosystems so that our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren can live in a more sustainable environment.