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.
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Annex completed on: 10-01-2014