Green Directions

Project information

Index: 1319R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location UNITED KINGDOM YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER South Yorkshire Start/End date of the practice
Start: November 2013

Topic of the practice

Climate change contribution - energy saving

Good Practice Information

Mark Woodward, a former music teacher, and his family moved in a farm house in Stannington in 2003. To make the sprawling property as environmentally sound as possible, he invested in a wind turbine, a ground source heat pump and solar panels. Thanks to those features and because the family is growing foot on site, they nearly live self-sufficient today. To spread their idea, they opened an
environmentally-friendly conference centre, called “Green Directions”. Woodward demonstrates sustainable practices and shares knowledge with businesses, schools, colleges, universities, community groups and individuals within it.

Evidence of success

Energy Saved per year - 45,000 kW/h produced minus 25,000 kW/h consumer which equals an energy saving of 20,000 kW/h; Money saved per year: £13,000 (about 15 800 Euro); Return of investment: 10 years. Green Directions is a member of the Sheffield City Region Low Carbon Sector Group within which they lead projects across the city region and helpt to raise the profile of their own activity.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Mark Woodward

Green Directions

Annex completed on: 10-01-2014

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