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EECO Awards 2012

The LSE wins Environmental Excellence for Camden Organisations Award 2012.

eeco-imageThe LSE has won the Environmental Excellence for Camden Organisations (EECO) Award for Advancing Renewable Energy Generation.

The award recognises the significant support of the LSE to renewable energy projects in Camden Borough, thanks to the photovoltaic (PV) panels the School installed on most of its Camden based buildings as part of its Carbon Management Plan.

Located on NAB, Carr Saunders and High Holborn, the panels were part of a broader PV installation successfully completed in March 2012. They have already saved around 4 tonnes of carbon, helping the LSE to reduce its carbon footprint in Camden Borough by more than 4% against the previous year. The best positioned PVs have also regularly outperformed their theoretical production.

Ines Carvalho, chair of the EECO Awards 2012 judging panel said: “LSE were worthy winners of the ‘Advancing Renewable Energy Generation’ award. After all there are only four LSE buildings in Camden, and three of them now boast solar PV installations. LSE’s approach is a textbook example of calculating payback periods and costs to produce an overwhelming business case in favour of going green.”

EECO-award-winnersThe awards ceremony was held on Thursday 25th October 2012 at the Wellcome Trust.

The EECO awards are supported by the Camden Climate Change Alliance - a partnership between Camden Council and local organisations of all sizes, across all sectors, working together to cut carbon emissions in the borough (www.camdencca.org|).

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