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Energy and water consumption

Excessive energy bills can cause financial stress and high use will have a detrimental impact on the environment, so it is important that clubs take proactive steps to reduce energy consumption where possible. Understanding your club’s energy consumption will help you to address this potential issue and secure the club’s sustainability.

Download our guide to understanding your energy consumption for more information.

There are a number of simple ways in which clubs can save energy. To learn more, look at our top tips for saving energy (PDF). 

Energy online resources

If you would like to know more about a specific area, there are a number of online resources that you can access for more detail.

Boilers and hot water systems    

A significant proportion of energy use in the clubhouse is for heating water. Our guidance on boilers and hot water systems (PDF) provides steps for reducing your energy bills by looking more carefully at your club’s hot water system.

Design showcase  

The pavilions and clubhouses microsite [link to new URL] provides useful information on:

  • The use of natural light
  • Improving energy efficiency through enhanced roof and wall insulation and/or glazing
  • Ventilation
  • Refrigeration

Water  

Cricket has always been subject to the vagaries of the weather, with cricketing terms such as “rain stopped play” commonly used. But recent weather patterns, particularly extreme events, have brought the effects of climate and weather on cricket into sharp focus at all levels of the game, whether it is the impact of flooding or water shortages, which prevents the irrigation of cricket squares and outfields.

Cricket is a sport committed to natural turf and required quality surfaces to provide a satisfactory playing experience. Producing good surfaces requires water as a critical resource.

Understanding your water consumption (PDF) will help you to mitigate your risks. 

Once you have a measure of your consumption, your next move is to reduce the amount of water you use in and around the pavilion. Here are our top tips for saving water in the clubhouse (PDF).

If there is a specific area you would like to know more about, the following online resources will provide more information:

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