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Energy Awareness

Energy Awareness @ Conway Centres

Energy Awareness is about understanding the bigger picture. We need to know how much energy we use directly or indirectly, what we use this energy for, where it comes from, and what the environmental impacts are. We also need to know what we can do to reduce the consumption or waste of these precious resources.

Everyone knows that saving energy is a good thing, so it is important that staff and visitors are aware of the energy that they use as simple changes in peoples behaviour can lead to significant energy savings. Such changes will only happen if people are aware of the energy they consume. Most people will only be motivated when you can demonstrate how much energy they are wasting and how much potential there is for them to improve.

Environmental Strategy

Conway Centres will aim to develop and sustain an environmental strategy, to meet or exceed current U.K. environmental policy and work towards minimising our environmental impact. The strategy will aim to comply with the codes of practice of the relevant auditing authorities such as Eco Centres Awards.

Carbon Footprint 

As a part of this strategy the Service will put in place a responsible energy management plan with the main aim of reducing our carbon footprint as far as practicably possible.

Encouraging figures from Conway Centres: Anglesey show that by having a more active management and control of the heating and hot water systems, significant Co2 and fossil fuel savings have been made. This has been accomplished by monitoring zoned areas to eliminate hot and cold spots, applying recommended temperature settings to in use/high activity areas and targeting specific high use/peak consumption control.

Carbon Dioxide (Co2) Reduction

The carbon found in fossil fuels was laid down over millions of years, but because the organisms in these fuels did not decay completely, the Co2 they contained was not released, instead it was stored in the earth, now as these fossil fuels are burnt the Co2 is released at an accelerated rate.

Many scientists think that as a direct result of human activity over just a few centuries, the balance of Co2 in our atmosphere has changed to show a significant increase, its this increase that is contributing to global warming.

Correcting the Balance

Under normal circumstances the amount of Co2 released by respiration and decay is equal to the amount of Co2 taken out of the atmosphere by plants.

We need to reduce our release of Co2 to correct the fine balance that has been upset by human activity, it can be done by relatively simple means, as about 45% of the man made Co2  comes from energy sources we use every day either at home or when we travel. By reducing our own personal Co2 consumptions we can play an important part in preventing climate change.

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