As we enter a new decade, the importance of climate action in the years to come sits at the forefront of the evolution of estates strategy. Although there are multiple layers to the development of an effective and personalised approach which fits within practical limitations, it is clear that public sector organisations must consider the significance of the decarbonisation of heat in the modernisation and improvement of their estates.
Janette Ackroyd and Paul Hardman are Energy Efficiency Officers for East Sussex County Council, who opened their Recycling Fund in 2007.
As of March 2019, this had funded 187 projects, worth over £3 million. These projects have generated impressive total annual savings of £770,000 and an estimated 3,919 tonnes CO2.
Salix are proud to sponsor the Green Gown Awards again this year, putting a spotlight on the innovative and inspiring sustainability work taking place in universities and colleges across the UK to create a brighter future for their students.
In support of Movember 2019, Salix has planned a range of mental health workshops for staff to attend, the first of which was a company-wide session held last week as an introduction to building resilience.
Having being part of the Salix team for around two months now, I found this particularly useful as starting a new job can be fairly daunting.
Looking after your mental health is becoming an increasing priority in the fast-paced and stressful society we live in today. Around the world, on average, men die six years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. That is why this month Salix are supporting Movember through a focus on mental health and wellbeing, looking at how prevention, early intervention and communication can support our staff both in work and as part of their personal lives.
We are pleased to announce that the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2020-21 is now open for applications.
The annual bidding round run by the Department for Education (DfE) is available for Academies which do not belong to large Multi-Academy Trusts (5+ academies or 3,000+ pupils) and Sixth-Form Colleges.
We are pleased to announce that Salix are hosting another round of College Workshops in 2019!
Throughout last year's workshops we engaged with various further education colleges across England, covering a range of topics including how low carbon technologies can be used to reduce energy bills and carbon emissions and how Salix’s interest-free loans can help with the upfront costs of installations.The events provided a key opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing around sustainability and energy efficiency projects.
A local authority in North East London is on track to significantly reduce its carbon emissions after investing in a range of energy efficiency measures across the borough.
This year Salix are hosting a series of free workshops aimed at the private sector to help organisations better understand how Salix funding works, and how private sector organisations can better support their public sector clients throughout the Salix process.
The London private sector workshop will be held at Nova North on the 5th November 2019.
In 2018, Salix and the Department for Education launched a new £25m fund for maintained schools looking to install energy efficiency measures.
The aim of the fund is to support schools who are looking to lower their energy bills, reduce emissions and create a more comfortable learning and working environment for both pupils and staff.
Since the launch of the fund, £10m has been allocated to over 200* maintained schools across England.