More companies join the campaign

The Natural History Museum, London Fire Brigade, BBC Wales and Bolton Wanderers Football Club have all pledged 100 hours of staff time to commit to energy saving activities as part of CIBSE’s annual carbon reduction initiative.
These big names are just some of the many organisations who have signed up to the ‘100 Hours of Carbon Clean up Campaign’ run by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Running from 15 August to the end of November, the 100 Hours campaign raises awareness of the need to cut carbon emissions from the workplace and emphasises the difference that just a few hours can make.
Museums, universities, consultancies, hospitals and local authorities have all signed up, highlighting how the low carbon message is spreading across all sectors of the UK workplace.
Many of these buildings will also be affected by the new energy certification requirements – from 1 October all commercial buildings whenever built, rented or sold will need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) while buildings over 1,000 m² occupied by public authorities or institutions providing a public service and frequently visited by members of the public must display a Display Energy Certificate (DEC). However, there is some breathing space for those who require DECs as they currently won’t face enforcement proceedings as long as they can show they are in the process of getting a certificate and have made an effort to comply.
As part of the campaign participants can access expert advice on preparing for EPCs and DECs – including dedicated toolkits explaining the type of information you need in order to produce the certificate, where to find it and how CIBSE can help.
It’s not late to sign up to the campaign – visit: http://www.100hours.co.uk/
The 100 Hours of Carbon Clean up Campaign is the third annual carbon reduction initiative run by CIBSE. Organisations are challenged to sign up and pledge 100 hours of staff time to commit to carbon saving activities between now and the end of November.

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