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Sports and leisure

Energy efficiency advice for sport and leisure centres, swimming pools and sports facilities

Sports and leisure carbon saving

Just by making a 10% improvement in the management of energy use, UK leisure facilities could save up to £70 million each year and reduce carbon emissions by hundreds of thousands of tonnes.

In a typical sports centre, energy costs are second only to labour costs, accounting for as much as 30% of total running costs - a higher figure than in most other sectors.

See below for three areas to focus on for reducing energy in your sector.

Heating: this can account for 60% of your total energy costs. Read our low cost housekeeping tips and advice for implementation of energy efficient equipment to find out how you could reduce your heating costs by up to a third.

Lighting: on average, 25% of an organisation's electricity costs come from lighting. Find out how you can cut these costs by up to a third while reducing your carbon footprint and improving the working environment for your staff.

Energy management: get buy-in for energy saving across all levels of the company, from appointing an energy manager and monitoring energy use, to developing an action plan and training staff. 

Energy efficiency support

If you'd like to improve energy efficiency of your organisation, see our services to find out how we can help.  This includes financing and implementation support for organisations seeking to invest in energy efficient equipment.

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