Energy Conservation

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  • Created on: 09-04-15 16:07
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  • Energy conservation
    • Designing Homes
      • WOKING: provide a "show home"
        • loft insulation
        • solar water heating panels
        • solar panels
        • underground water tank collecting rain water to flush toilets
        • kitchen appliance 'A' rated
        • insulated walls
        • light sensors
        • energy efficient bulbs
        • 'passive' stack ventilation - natural flow of air
      • OLDHAM:
        • ideas on website on how to save energy
        • Upgrade social priority housing (double glazing, insulation, loft insulation, hot water cylinder insulation
    • Workplaces
      • Ecover
        • Based Belgium - minimise transport (central Europe)
        • Excess machine heat heats building.  Sensor lights.  Consumer money off for refilled bottles.  Large volumes.  Natural sunlight (south facing).  Replaced land built on to roof.
      • German Parliament
        • Renewable energies for 80% of its fuel. (mix of solar, geothermal, combined heat & power)
        • Turning everything off, sensitive lights, reused material, training staff, solar panels and smart metering system.
      • 2001 UK climate change levy - all business pay tax but tax incentives if adopt energy efficient schemes
    • Transport
      • LONDON
        • "Boris" bikes
          • RESULT
            • Traffic fallen by 21%
            • cyclists increased by 43%
            • accidents rates down by 5%
            • CO2 fallen by 12%
          • 6000 bikes, 12 cycle super highways - first 30 mins free
        • Congestion charges
          • Since 2003 - charge of £8 per day to drive in centre.
          • encourages use of public transport.
          • money raised goes towards London buses
          • RESULT
            • Traffic fallen by 21%
            • cyclists increased by 43%
            • accidents rates down by 5%
            • CO2 fallen by 12%
      • CURITIBA
        • Different bus routes - 'arterial roads'
          • faster as fewer stops and not meeting other traffic
          • pay before you get on = quicker loading
        • Bi - articulated buses
          • 270 passengers
    • methods used to limit or reduce the amount of energy consumed.
      • Greater efficiency or alternative sources that are renewable or less wasteful.

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