Sovereign Centre tackles climate change

THE Sovereign Shopping Centre in Weston High Street has taken another big step to tackle climate change.

THE Sovereign Shopping Centre in Weston High Street has taken another big step to tackle climate change.

The centre's recent investment in a voltage optimisation unit has reduced its electricity consumption by 12 per cent. This equates to a projected annual reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of 29,000kg.

The Sovereign Shopping Centre has introduced a number of environmental initiatives and for some years has recycled cardboard, paper, polythene, glass, wood and metal.

Parking tickets have been eliminated saving over 860,000 paper parking entry tickets.


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Water consumption has also been reduced through the introduction of a waterless toilet system.

Centre manager, Nick Cooke, said: "The installation of the voltage optimisation unit not only further promotes the centre's 'green' credentials and help reduce its carbon footprint but will also deliver financial savings for the centre occupiers.

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"The cost of electricity represents one of the largest items of expenditure for the centre and as prices continue to rise, which they undoubtedly will, even greater financial savings will be made over the longer term.

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