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upgrading equipment and services within these areas such as efficiency fume cupboards, drying cabinets, growth cabinets and freezers. The University of Reading achieved

approximately 72% in the reduction of the energy consumption of its laboratory fume cupboards by improving its ventilation controls. Using £605,000 of interest-free finance and £405,000 of its own funding, the project is achieving annual financial savings of around £300,000, paying for itself in just over three years. Dan Fernbank, Energy Manager at the

University of Reading, says: “Our fume cupboard efficiency programme has

delivered some of the best savings we have achieved through our ongoing Carbon Management Programme. Support and funding was invaluable in making this scheme a reality, providing university decision makers with assurance that the anticipated financial returns would be delivered.”

5) Combined heat and power (CHP) CHP is a highly efficient method of generating heat and power across one or more buildings, using the by-product of the electricity generation process, and has the potential to reduce energy use by up to 30%. Universities’ year round electrical and heating base load allows for longer

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CHP running hours which can maximise the return on investment. The University of Liverpool completed

the largest CHP project supported by Salix funding. Using an interest-free loan of £6.1m, two 2 MWe CHP engines were installed, generating 22 GWH of electricity each year, reducing energy bills by an estimated £1.5 million. Peter Birch, Engineering Services

Manager at The University of Liverpool, says: “Our CHP engines have delivered fantastic financial and carbon savings for the University, and are helping us to achieve the objectives in our Carbon Management Plan. We would have been unable to implement such a large-scale project without support and funding from Salix and would highly recommend other universities to do the same as the results speak for themselves.” To find out how Salix can help your

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