Environmental Focus

  • NEC MultiSync® EA221WMe – The environmental choice with new backlight technology

    By Education Today on May 15, 2009
    NEC Display Solutions is proud to present to the market its NEC MultiSync® EA221WMe, representing the new benchmark in environmentally sustainable displays utilising highly efficient panel technology requiring only two backlight tubes but without any compromise to picture quality. This ground-breaking widescreen LCD demonstrates a greater than 30 percent energy saving as compared with more conventional monitors. Outstanding environmental credentials […]
  • Waste Not – Want Not

    By Education Today on May 15, 2009
    In the next decade, the government expects schools to contribute far more in the battle against climate change. Schools will not only have to operate in a more sustainable way, they will have to incorporate these practices into the structure of the curriculum in order to educate future generations. The government has enshrined the principals that it wants schools to […]
  • NOTHING BETTER TO RECYCLE?

    By Education Today on May 15, 2009
    Today more than ever recycling, and in particular the recycling of aluminium cans, makes sound environmental and economic good sense. Aluminium cans, unlike many other forms of soft drinks packaging, can be melted down and endlessly reused with absolutely no loss of quality, in what is known as ‘closed loop’ recycling.  The term ‘infinitely recyclable’ was certainly an expression that […]
  • SICO reducing carbon footprint

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    ICO Europe has been manufacturing in the UK for 40 years.  Whilst engineering excellence is a priority, SICO also strives to make its production procedures as efficient as possible in order to reduce its carbon footprint. This is achieved through the implementation of LEAN manufacturing which focuses on eliminating wasteful processes.SICO products have an extremely long life-cycle, thereby reducing waste, […]
  • Foster’s latest technology generates further massive energy savings

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Foster Refrigerator has launched its Eco range of Premier and Pro Cabinets, which offers a staggering 47% saving in energy usage compared to the ranges a year ago when they were already top of the class.Once again, Foster’s innovative design and engineering team have developed significant advancements in technology which generate huge energy and carbon reductions at no extra cost […]
  • Sustainability – The Ongoing Journey

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Considering that the vast majority of people are in agreement that we should be aiming for a more sustainable future, it’s amazing how much controversy this burning issue has already created. For a start, the one thing that becomes obvious when you begin to engage in discussions about green issues is that everyone has their own ideas about what it […]
  • The Green lesson

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    For most of the population, green thinking is something we have had to get used to. We now know to switch the television off rather than leave the standby light on, we separate our rubbish and we don’t leave the tap running too long. Although we worry about our carbon footprint, the message is taking time to get through. But […]
  • Stormsaver

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Stormsaver’s Michael Farnsworth has literally gone back to school with the company’s latest rainwater harvesting system installation. The Director of the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of rainwater harvesting solutions attended Netherfield Primary School in Nottingham as a child, where the company’s latest system has been installed. As well as designing the building’s new rainwater harvesting system, Stormsaver also donated […]
  • Offsetting carbon footprint

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Warewashing specialist Meiko UK, has taken the first step in implementing a carbon offset programme for every road, air and freight mile undertaken on behalf of the company.  With effect from the 2 January this year, a number of the company’s energy, chemical and sustainable kitchen food waste products automatically qualify for ‘footprint points’ that convert into £s for the […]
  • Offsite sustainable building

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Award-winning off-site construction specialist and Portakabin subsidiary, Yorkon, has completed construction of one of the UK’s most sustainable modular school buildings.The scheme for Worcestershire County Council is believed to be the first modular education building to be heated using biomass fuel and the first to incorporate such a complex passive, low energy ventilation system. The two-storey building was manufactured off […]