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Center Parcs village to be example of sustainability

5 March 2012 No Comment

A new Center Parcs village will be one of Britain’s best examples of an energy efficient and sustainable project, reports Greenwise Business.

The £250 million village, which was given planning permission five years ago but couldn’t start due to financial issues claim Reuters, has finally been given the green light after securing finance. It’s hoped that such an exciting green commercial development will inspire others in the foreseeable future.

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Iconic and exemplary sustainable tourism destination

In addition, the scheme will be an iconic example of a sustainable tourism destination, claims the group.

Initially, Center Parcs’ Woburn Forest will be home to solar panels and a biomass-powered district heating system. For further efficiency, the project may want to invest in wall cladding for its chalets and other buildings in a bid to save on energy costs.

Solar Panel.

Highest energy efficiency and sustainability standards

Chris Brooks, Center Parcs sustainability manager, commented on the efficiencies of the project:

“The new village is going to be designed to the highest energy efficiency and sustainability standards.”

Investment in renewable technologies

Chris Brooks sustainability manager added:

“Woburn Forest will be an exemplary sustainable tourism destination. We are investing in energy efficiency and renewable technologies to achieve our aim of consuming 25 per cent less energy than the average existing village.”

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Commitment to cardon reduction targets

The firm is committed to a carbon reduction target of 20 per cent by 2020. Last year, it achieved a 1.9 per cent reduction and this year the group is aiming for a four per cent cut.

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