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Rugby goals: EVORA EDGE appointed by Wasps to improve energy efficiency
EVORA EDGE has been appointed to provide energy and sustainability consultancy services to Wasps Rugby Club. The remit covers a wide portfolio of buildings from the iconic 32,609 seater Ricoh Arena stadium to a large exhibition hall, hotel and casino.
This is an exciting opportunity as Wasps are looking to set ambitious targets in terms of their energy consumption.
EVORA EDGE will also be advising them on a range of strategic actions to ensure energy management is at the forefront of their operational and day-to-day decision making. They have already committed to a combined heat and power generation scheme for the stadium.
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are highly efficient because they capture and utilise the heat that is a by-product of the electricity generation process. By generating heat and power simultaneously, CHP can reduce carbon emissions by up to 30% compared to the separate means of conventional generation via a boiler and power station.
Wasps Managing Director Stuart Cain says the rugby club is committed to reducing its carbon footprint year on year.
“We’d like it to see a 10% reduction in energy usage over the next year and are looking to set an ambitious carbon footprint reduction target of 30% by 2030, we’re really pleased to be working with EVORA on this strategy and are investigating a range of other measures to increase our overall sustainability as a business.”
The Wasps Rugby Club is one of the largest in Europe and has turned the Ricoh Arena into an award-winning venue visited by over 1 million people each year and hosting global artists such as the Spice Girls, Bon Jovi, Coldplay and Rihanna.