Bolton Wanderers Football Club delivers best carbon-saving performance

The consumption of water and electricity have been reduced at the Reebok Stadium of Bolton Wanderers Football Club.
The advice provided for the 100 Days campaign helped Bolton Wanders reduce the energy consumption for lighting. Bolton Wanderers FC focused on three areas for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions from its 28 000 capacity Reebok Stadium. They were water, electricity and recycling. To conserve water, 174 urinals have been replaced with waterless models. The previous urinals each used 151 000 litres of water a year. Information provided within the 100 Days campaign led to the club’s maintenance department reviewing lamps used at the stadium and identifying areas that would benefit from energy-saving bulbs. 7 W energy-saving lamps are now used in all 54 corporate boxes, and 300 W tungsten halogen lamps in wall lights have replaced with 150 W lamps. Energy-saving lamps are now used in low-voltage spotlights. 50 W lamps have been replaced with 35 W equivalents to reduce electricity use by 30% for the same illumination. The new lamps have a life of around 4000 h. The information for the 100 Days campaign has also led to the club replacing TV and CCTV monitors with TFT screens. Finally, 100 Days posters were printed and displayed by switches, microwaves, photocopiers ad in staff areas. The club has also reviewed its arrangements for recycling waste. A scheme for all employees at the stadium and training ground for recycling paper has been set up. Staff are encouraged to use this facility via e-mail, posters and on the club’s intranet. A Christmas recycling scheme was set up with the club superstore. it was available to all supporters and visitors to the stadium. Christmas cards, envelopes and wrapping were collected in the store and recycled by a local company. The 100 Days advice was also adopted by the club registering with a WEEE removal company so that refrigerators, PCs and televisions could be disposed of safely.

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