CSE set for return match at Wimbledon

Energy audit and carbon footprint for the All England Club

2 February 2012

“Doing a full environmental audit and carbon footprint for the Club is no small order.”

Those were the somewhat understated words of CSE’s Technical Officer, James Mullen, after he returned from his first visit to The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, more commonly known as Wimbledon, earlier this year. The visit once again revealed the scale of the challenge lying ahead.

CSE has been asked to return to the Club after carrying out a similar report two years ago, at that point providing an analysis of energy consumption across the site with specific assessments being undertaken on the museum building and the covered courts.

“This time everything from the amount of strawberries they sell during The Championships to the amount of energy it takes to close the roof over Centre Court has to be considered. We’re hoping to see some improvements since two years ago and find further opportunities for energy and carbon reduction.”

Returning to the Club is a significant achievement for CSE who are pleased to be able to build on the work carried out previously.

“We were very pleased to be asked to return to Wimbledon. All of the staff we met were fully behind the project and extremely helpful in providing the vast quantities of data we require. Hopefully we’ll also see some renewable energy at the site when watching tennis in the years ahead.”


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