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Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions at UEA
kg/m 2 /annum gas electricity ECON 19 Good Practice Type 3 Office Elizabeth Fry carbon dioxide emissions thermal comfort +28% air quality +36% lighting +25% noise +26% Elizabeth Fry User Satisfaction An energy efficient building reduces carbon dioxide AND is a better building to work in.
UEA generates 3 MW of its own electricity saves over 9000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. saves around £40,000 a month exploring installation of absorption chiller - the WIN - WIN option Average for new University Buildings UEA kWh/m 2 /yr gas electricity Other examples where UEA is leading the way. Student Residences Combined Heat and Power
Zuckerman Institute for Connective Environmental Research (ZICER) Elizabeth Fry performance has improved over years. ZICER will be better and less than 70% of emissions of mid 90s best practice building Photovoltaic cells will generate ~ 30 kW and save 20 tonnes CO 2 per annum.
Community Carbon Reduction Project (CRed) Low Carbon Innovation Centre Zuckerman Institute for Connective Environmental Research School of Environmental Sciences
Energy White Paper – aspiration for 60% cut in CO 2 emissions by 2050 Will require unprecedented partnership activity in local communities to ensure on track by 2020s
Why CRed? Opportunity Leading the way to the new lower-carbon economy Attracting people with new ways of thinking and new ways of doing things Norwich/Norfolk, with partners in the East of England, showing the world – exemplar for the world
Ambition To engage, enthuse and empower a large, diverse community to debate, plan and execute a programme to reduce carbon emissions by up to 60% by 2025
The Challenges Awareness, perceptions, attitudes, acceptances Awareness-raising, demonstration & research project Scientific/technological
CRedibility? School of Environmental Sciences (6*) HQ Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research Climatic Research Unit Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment Centre for Environmental Risk East Anglian Business Environment Club Environmental Management Systems Club Schools Energy Club Schools Waste Club
The CRed Community Participatory/inclusive Spark imaginations Modes of participation (targets/methods) Matrix of modes of participation = representative of real-world complexity Centred on Norwich/Norfolk, but links across the region, country, the world…. Partnerships
Some Partners –City –County (incl. LEA) –Districts –The Broads Authority –Norwich Research Park –Norwich Union (Aviva) –Powergen –Housing Association –Transport Organisations –Building Developers –Building Partnerships –EEEGR
Norwich New Build CRed partnership: –City Council, Bovis, Persimmon, Flagship Broadland, community groups, EST. –Initial phase: –Carbon Index 8.6 minimum. Some homes much better Energy Efficient homes in Bowthorpe, West Norwich
Operational Team Project Manager Project Officer Data and information management SME Co-ordinator: link to EABEC & EMS Club External liaison officer Research associate
Project Plan - 1 Feasibility Phase: 24 months –Project scope: 6 months including Building the community Learning from experiences elsewhere –Project Specification: 18 months Benchmarking Accounting processes Options analysis Options selection
Project Plan - 2 Strategic Plan Phase: 6 months Developing the implementation plan Implementation Phase (mid 2005) Implementation of carbon reduction options Evaluation Refinement
Launches National launch - May 21 st in Westminster Local launch - May 22 nd at the Forum
CRed can: Identify obstacles to the adoption of low carbon practices Help overcome them Integrate myriad activities Through partnerships, provide joined-up thinking Promote demonstration and awareness-raising projects Stimulate/encourage research (scientific, economic, policy) Influence decision-making and policy
We can all do so much more… Consumers will pay for energy efficiency Builders need encouragement, but will respond (improve information and grant procedures) Revision of building regulations- bye-laws to allow Councils to improve (e.g. Norwich – Carbon Index 9.6?) Separate CI for building envelope and heating system? Improvements needed for small-scale CHP under NETA (61% reduction following NETA); scheme such as the Renewable Obligations Certificate?