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Sustainability Case Studies

Read and learn more from some good practice examples supplied by Solihull businesses, together with general case studies from around the UK.

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Princes Way Solar PV Installation npower
The Princes Way office in Solihull comprises a modern office building and a multi-storey car park. During normal working hours there are typically around 400 to 500 employees on site. In order to improve the environmental impact of the office, npower installed a 50kW photo voltaic system.
Birmingham Airport Invests in Solar Power
Birmingham Airport will save 22 tonnes carbon dioxide each year with the installation of 200 solar panels on the roof of its terminal. The 1.6m x 1m panels will generate 40,000 kWh a year; sufficient to power 12 average sized houses.
Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) - Teaching the Children
In 2010, Solihull Council took the initiative to install Automatic Meter Reading equipment (AMR) to all gas and electricity meters in the School and Corporate property portfolio.
CABLED - Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Demonstrators
The Arup-led CABLED project is the largest of 8 UK projects forming part of the Technology Strategy Board’s Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator programme.
Automatic shutdown controls deliver significant energy savings at Land Rover
The installation of automatic shutdown controlls on the production line at Land Rover's Lode Lane Plant have resulted in significant energy and CO2 savings.
Employees from Royal Haskoning improve Solihull's environment through corporate volunteering
Through their commitment to corporate social responsibility, Royal Haskoning worked in partnership with the Envionmental Champions Programme at Solihull Council to offer their employees the opportunity to help tackle local environmental issues.
Sustainable Procurement at Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport operates a Sustainable Procurement Policy: a commitment to follow the principles of sustainable procurement, where financial, environmental and social impacts are considered.
Upton Square, Northampton Ultra-sustainable housing development
Arup provided a range of engineering and design services for this groundbreaking 6.4 ha phased development of 345 mixed-tenure homes, in association with Metropolitan Housing Partnership and Mansell.
Energy efficient lighting offers big savings at Land Rover's Lod Lane Plant
Energy efficient lighting and the insatllation of passive infrared (PIR) detectors is offering big cost and CO2 savings for Land Rover.
Arup Campus – a contemporary and sustainable working environment
The brief for the new Arup regional office called for a comfortable, energy efficient and cost efficient workplace for over 600 people. Key principles of the design were to create a spatial organisation that is appropriate for the Arup group work style, a stimulating and healthy environment and a flexible and commercially viable building.

National Sustainability case Studies

Carbon Trust Case Studies
Their case studies show it's often both easier and less expensive than you might think to bring about real change.
Sustainability West Midlands Good Practice Examples
Read and learn more about exciting Good Practice Examples from the West Midlands.
WRAP Publications
Find the latest documents about the recycling industry and publications comissioned by WRAP, as well as technical reports from different projects and trials.

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