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South Kensington Heat and Cooling Network

2 December 2011: Article in the latest issue of The Engineer providing detail on a novel new Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) system which will form part of a South Kensington Heat and Cooling Network. The project will potentially include the Natural History Museum, Imperial College, the V&A, the Science Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Geographical Society and “envisages an underground heating and cooling network beneath Exhibition Road in South Kensington linking some of the buildings occupied by the above list of prestigious institutions – which last year had a combined utility carbon footprint equivalent to five major hospitals.”

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‘Camden’s environmental heroes recognised’

16 November 2011: The Environmental Excellence in Camden Organisations Awards (EECO) highlight some interesting green projects being taken forward in the borough. Details of the winners and their projects provided here.

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the  University of London was awarded the ‘Innovation in energy efficiency and carbon reduction’ award for a series of projects taken forward, further detail on which are provided here.

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The Mayor’s Carbon Prize

November 2011: Some early detail on the Mayor’s forthcoming Carbon Prize, anticipated to be launched in November 2011, with a winner announced in January 2012. The competition will be open to all undergraduates, postgraduates (taught and research) and research PhD students in London and will be judged by a panel of academics. The winner(s) will receive funding to develop their idea(s), and promotional support by the Mayor.

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London Low Carbon Prize competition

22 June 2011: The Mayor also announced at BASE London (see story below) that he will establish of a low carbon prize aimed at London’s higher education institutions. Set to launch in the coming academic year, the Mayor’s office is seeking high profile sponsors to support a cash prize of at least £20,000 to be made available for a winning student to contribute towards develop the most promising idea for reducing energy use in buildings. The Mayor also pledged to champion the winning idea. Further details of the prize will be announced this summer.

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Emissions rise at UK universities

7 June 2011: The People & Planet Green League 2011 assessed the environmental and ethical performance of 142 universities, and has estimated that  carbon emissions at 139 universities rose by 3.9% between 2005 and 2010, even though capital funding for English institutions is now linked to reductions.

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