Environmental Sustainability Electricity

From the maximum use of natural light to the incorporation of energy efficient lighting and emission minimising climate control, the CTICC is designed to be green at heart.

CTICC Sustainability Electricity

CTICC Sustainability Electricity

In terms of energy consumption, during the 2019/20 financial year, the CTICC utilised 42 660.2 total gigajoules of energy from primary sources (fuel) and electricity generation. This means we used 4.7% less energy this year compared to last year.

This would have been a considerably greater reduction, bearing in mind the likely effect of the CTICC being closed for the last three and a half months in 2020.

The significant energy requirements of the Hospital of Hope in the last quarter of 2020 have skewed these energy consumption figures. This year is, therefore, an anomaly and cannot accurately be compared to previous years. 

Future energy-saving plans

Our ability to make further savings is now incremental, but we continue to seek out possible areas of saving where we can. One example is the replacement of all the CTICC 1 gallery lights along the CTICC 1 corridors and walkways, which is currently underway.

These lights use a considerable amount of electricity in their current form; but replacement with LEDs will reduce the wattage and power consumption by 75% – a substantial saving. The installation of PV solar power generation panels on our rooves is also still part of our five-year capital expenditure plan.

A more immediate decision has been made to install heat pumps for more efficient water heating in CTICC 1. These will replace our existing boilers, which use a significant amount of power.

The tender has been awarded but the project was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the installation of the Hospital of Hope in the CTICC 1 exhibition halls. 

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