What are other clubs doing?

The following case studies provide real-life examples of community sports clubs that have successfully reduced their running costs by introducing environmenmtal sustainablility measures

For information about other sustainability initiatives being carried out by sports clubs and facilities visit the Sport England website by clicking here

KIRKLEES ACTIVE LEISURE ACHIEVES A 25% REDUCTION IN ITS CARBON EMISSIONS

Kirklees Active Leisure has managed to achieve a 25% reduction in its carbon emissions between 2009 and 2014. This has been achieved with the implementation of the organisation's energy management system in 2009. This has helped Kirklees Active Leisure to identify energy saving initiatives and technology investment opportunities. With the backing of the Kirklees Active Leisure Board of Trustee's, the implementation of the new energy saving incentives and technology has helped to make an annual saving of £45,800.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING SAVE MONEY AT ASHTON ON MERSEY CRICKET CLUB

Ashton on Mersey Cricket Club has been able to halve its energy bill over a five year period. Starting by putting in place an environmental plan, the club has made a series of improvements including the installation of solar panels, low energy lighting and push button taps, as well as a new heating system which uses only a tenth of the energy of the previous one. As a result of the savings it has made, the club has been able to invest in significant improvements to its facilities.

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INTRODUCING SUSTAINABILITY AT HEMYOCK FOOTBALL CLUB

Hemyock Football Club is a multi-use club based in Devon. Its pavilion has been designed with environmental sustainability in mind, and uses a range of green technologies to reduce carbon emissions and save on energy bills. The features of the club include a ground source heat pump, solar panels and a green roof. The project is expected to achieve electricity savings of at least 60% each year across the lifetime of the pavilion. Visit the Green Clubs tool to read more about the sustainability improvements that sports clubs can make.

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT HALTON TENNIS CENTRE

Halton Tennis Centre has put in place a policy for sustainable development. Through this policy the Centre has made a commitment to take environmental impact into account in both its day-to-day activities and longer term strategic decisions. A programme has been put in place with action plans for improvement across seven key areas. This incorporates culture change at the club and measures progress against a series of defined success factors.

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REDUCING THE ENERGY USED BY REFRIGERATION AT COMMUNITY RUGBY CLUBS

Four community clubs took part in a study to trial a plug in device which reduces the energy used by drink chillers. The results of the trial showed an average saving of 17% on chiller electricity consumption across the clubs.

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SLEAFORD LEISURE CENTRE

Sleaford Leisure Centre has undertaken a major renovation project which has enabled it to become more sustainable in both the way that it operates and sources its energy. The project has been hugely successful, leading to an increase of over 60% in turnstile numbers since its completion.

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