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GE Aviation Wales saves £1.4 million on energy bills

GE Aviation Wales has seen a saving of £1.4 million on its energy bills since it made a commitment to improving its energy efficiency with the help of Carbon Trust Wales.
The company, which specialises in servicing aircraft engines, invested £200,000 into energy saving projects since its initial survey with Carbon Trust Wales in 2006 and has since benefitted from savings seven times over that figure.
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Harrowbeer Mews, Yelverton: the new sustainable development within Dartmoor National Park

A striking new sustainable development on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park demonstrates how good planning works at its best – with the landscape and the community in mind. Harrowbeer Mews in Yelverton is a stunning contemporary residential and commercial development, constructed with the heritage materials of Dartmoor (slate, timber and stone) whilst providing much needed housing and commercial lettings. Read more »

Michelin: Ballymena Factory Energy Efficiency

Michelin's Ballymena factory in Northern Ireland manufactures bus and truck tyres and formalised its commitment to Energy Efficiency in 2007, with the appointment of Gary McNeill to the Post of Energy Manager.

With a utilities bill exceeding £8.5million, energy is a serious subject within the Ballymena site, now being the second largest cost after payroll (excluding raw materials). Furthermore, unit costs in 2008 were the highest across Michelin's competing European Sites.

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