SDRN Case Studies

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Sport in Desford

By Bridget Elliott on 25th June 2013

Location: Desford is a village in the Hinckley and Bosworth district, 7 miles (11 km) west of the centre of Leicester.

Aim: The installation of a 23kWp solar PV array and other environmental measures as part of a wider refurbishment of a community sports centre.

Background: Sport in Desford (SiD) is a community-owned sports centre and charity set up to promote and provide sports facilities including bowls, tennis, football, recreational fitness and running.

Fenham Swimming Pool

By Bridget Elliott on 25th June 2013

Location: Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne

Aim: Fenham Swimming Pool has installed a 53kW (76m2) flat plate solar thermal system to provide direct heating to the swimming pool.

Background: Fenham swimming facility had been closed by Newcastle council. A local charity called Fenham Swimming Project was formed and the pool was re-opened to the public.

Osprey Leisure Centre

By Bridget Elliott on 25th June 2013

Location: Portland, Dorset.

Aim: The installation of a 10kWp array of solar PV panels on the Osprey Leisure Centre in Portland.

Background: Osprey Leisure Centre is an ex-Navy building which was taken over by South Dorset Community Sports Trust in 2007 to provide recreation and sports facilities for the local community.

Northfield Ecocentre

By SDRN on 7th October 2012

This case study is courtesy of Sustainability West Midlands.

Award: Business in the Community West Midlands START Awards 2011 – Low Carbon Communities.

Organisation: Northfield Ecocentre is a Birmingham based charity inspiring local people to live a greener life.

This case study is courtesy of Sustainability West Midlands.

Award: Business in the Community West Midlands START Awards 2011 – Engaging Employees in Sustainability

Principal Maria Gilling is a Sustainability West Midlands Green Leader.

Organisation: Walsall Adult and Community College offers hundreds of courses and qualifications, ranging from GCSEs, IT courses, NVQs and Apprenticeships, through to independent skills training for life and work. They work with around 8,000 learners each year.