Farms for City Children save several thousand pounds in consultancy fees and create green strategic plan thanks to advice from fellow members, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Historic England collaborate will fellow Fit for the Future practitioners to produce best-practice guidance for renewable energy heat pumps
West Suffolk Council saves thousands by visiting peer projects instead of going to consultants, and install a biomass boiler for renewable heat
Field Studies Council save approximately £10k in energy costs through Fit for the Future’s Energy Management group
The Canal River Trust secure funding for their first in-house hydro project
Chatsworth House install 15 biomass systems producing over 1 million KWH and saving 271 tCO2e.
Kew Gardens prepared to power up renewable heat project thanks to advice from Network members
Scottish Canals launch their first Environment Strategy with help and advice from Network peers
RNLI collaborate with National Trust and contribute to government guidance
Adnams develop innovative sustainable solutions thanks to ideas sparked at Fit for the Future site visits and events
And see what a difference you could make...
Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 10:30 - 15:00
The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia is multi-award-winning- the first building to achieve Passivhaus certification and a BREEAM Outstanding rating. Combined with the use of natural and recycled materials sourced through local supply chains, this ambitious project is an exemplar of low embodied energy and carbon construction technologies: the predicted lifecycle CO2 emissions are approximately 20-25% of the emissions of a similar university building built to ‘best practice’ standards. It also provides world-class facilities and significant health and well-being benefits for occupants.
Fit for the Future is offering members a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes and hear from an end-user about the building’s design and construction, operational processes, and performance.
From 35,000 litres of oil a year to Renewable Heat at National Trust's Wimpole Estate
It previously took 35,000 litres of oil a year to heat the Grade 1 listed mansion house and restaurant at National Trust’s Wimpole Estate, but newly installed renewable heat pump technology has taken this figure down to 0. The heat pump uses around one third of the energy needed by the previous oil boilers, and has reduced carbon emissions by 47 tonnes per year as well as saving over £8,000 a year in fuel costs. Fit for the Future practitioners from Guide Dogs, RSPB, Historic England, English Heritage, Diocese of Ely and National Trust headed to Wimpole to find out about the installation and related successes and challenges first hand.