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9th May 2011

Durham CCC member energy awareness sessions

Formerly known as Eaga, Newcastle-based Carillion Energy Services is a leading independent energy services provider.   Together with Northumbrian Water it is assisting Durham CCC in its commitment to become one of the most carbon-efficient international test venues.

As part of this initiative energy awareness sessions have been offered to members and supporters on day one and day two of the Durham v Somerset LV= County Championship fixturewhere staff from both companies will be offering expert advice on becoming more carbon efficient.

Richard Dowson, Operations Manager at Durham CCC, said: “We’ve been carefully considering how we can best improve our own green strategy and we’re delighted to have been assisted in this process by two notable local businesses, Carillion Energy Services and Northumbrian Water. We’re dedicated to engaging our staff, members and supporters to help us become as carbon efficient as possible and holding these awareness sessions at the club is a great starting point.”

Andrew Derry, Product Manager at Carillion Energy Services, added: “We are delighted to be working with Durham CCC and Northumbrian Water to help the club become more carbon efficient, particularly in the build up to the England versus India international at the Emirates Durham ICG ground in September.

“At the same time it is great to be able to show the members and supporters how simple practices such as using our home energy monitors and power saving plug adaptors, through to installing renewable technologies such as solar panels, modern heating systems or insulation can make significant carbon and cost savings.”

Alistair Baker, Communications and PR Manager for Northumbrian Water added:  “The water company is in partnership with the cricket club as part of its ‘BAD HABITS cost the earth’ campaign to educate customers about how simple, small steps in every day routines can save significant amounts of water and energy and encourage them to form good habits when using tap water. 

“We are offering free water saving kits, which will help save up to 95 litres of water a day and up to £60 per year on utility bills, to any members of the cricket club who request one. We’re also bringing hose pipe gun attachments and water saving crystals which can be used in potted plants to conserve water and there will be experts on hand to give advice to encourage members to be more water efficient in home and garden.”