November 21, 2015

SPORTS: Arsenal awarded prestigious Gold Award for their incredible green initiatives at Emirates Stadium

Arsenal pick up their first silverware of the season as Mayor hands over prestigious Gold Award

Arsenal have picked up their piece of silverware of the season as the Mayor of London awarded the club with the ‘Gold Award’ in appreciation of their green credentials in the Business Energy Challenge 2015.
The Gunners moved home from the historic Highbury stadium to the very modern, very high-tech and very green Emirates stadium in 2006 and their hard work in recycling and efforts to save energy has been rewarded by beating 10 other businesses to the award.

It is believed that the club have recycled around 10 tonnes of cardboard and plastic every month, while every matchday sees around 1.5 tonnes of glass salvaged.
On top of their recycling efforts, the Emirates stadium have been commended for switching floodlights form the original halogen lights to the far more efficient LED lighting – a move that has cut energy consumption by 30 per cent.
The Gunners received the gold award for having the best ‘energy intensity ratings’ and it’s a victory that has delighted Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London:
‘In a few weeks I will be travelling to the UN climate conference in Paris and I am very proud that I will go with such great stories to tell about what our businesses are doing to play their part.’

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