To replace all light fittings with ultra low energy equivalents, to introduce organic insulation and install solar hot water panels. We want to make the Scottish Seabird Centre a world leader not only in environmental tourism but also in energy conservation.
It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 March 2011
Registered Charity in Scotland (SC025837)
The Scottish Seabird Centre was established in 2000 as a registered charity with the aims of education, conservation and the environment. World leader in environmental tourism and our array of solar-powered cameras beam live images of the wildlife on the Forth islands back to the Centre. Our education staff teaches curricular-compliant lessons to> 5,000 children annually. The improvements to the Centre will reduce our carbon footprint substantially
The lighting units will make a substantial difference to the electricity bill, with estimated savings of 38,000 KwH of electricity saved annually: a cost of ¬£4,180. This is a simple project, requiring no specialised electrical skills. The solar water heating panels will employ tested viessman vitosol 200 panels x3 and a solar coil cylinder. Apart from saving gas (5,695KwH and 1,408 kg Co2 per annum), the panels will allow the boilers to operate at below full capacity. 6. The insulation wor
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