Tottenham Hotspur is dedicated to minimising the environmental impacts of our activities.
To ensure we will fulfill our commitment we will continue to embrace initiatives and technologies that will reduce our environmental impact whenever possible. We will work towards improving efficiency and sustainability within the Club at all levels and encourages employees, suppliers and partners to do the same.
In December 2010 the Club successfully achieved a 10 per cent cut in emissions as part Tottenham Hotspur’s relationship with 10:10.
Having set a baseline year from which to begin the reduction process (August 2008 – July 2009) the Club spent last season (August 2009 – July 2010) dedicated to making a 10% reduction in carbon emissions across all areas of the Club.
The cut in emissions has been made by focusing on and being conscious of what we purchase, how we dispose of waste, how we travel and the energy we use.
In addition to the reduction in carbon emissions the Club has also drastically improved its stadium recycling programme, which is not accounted for in the 10:10 submission process. New procedures that have been put in place have seen a huge increase in waste diversion. 44% of stadium waste was diverted away from landfill between August 2009 and July 2010 and this percentage figure currently stands at approx 52%.
Tottenham Hotspur aims to:
• Recycle any waste products generated across the Club where possible• Implement the use of environmentally sustainable material where practical• Encourage players, fans, staff and anyone involved in our Club to save energy and be more environmentally conscious• Educate and inspire young people in our communities through the work of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation• Promote alternative forms of transport for fans and staff to and from the stadium and training ground that have a reduced impact on the environment
Tottenham Hotspur is currently in the process of developing a new training ground - a key CAPEX project for the Club and local community. This project will embrace green technologies.
The new training academy building has been designed to be constructed with significant improvements in energy performance over and above the minimal Building Regulations standards for energy.
The development includes:
• Improved building fabric and lighting load using high efficacy lighting and occupancy/daylight controls throughout• Fully assessed for various energy saving methods by environmental engineers Fulcrum Consulting and the inclusion of a combined heat and power system• Possible integration of an inter-seasonal Aquifer Thermal Energy Store (ATES). This would reduce the carbon emissions footprint to 904,000kg of CO2 each year, a 30% improvement on the minimum standard required - this will be one of the first uses of this type of technology in the UK.
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