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Edinburgh Zoo in Edinburgh

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Case Study 1: Night at the Zoo – switch-off reaps 10% savings

Implementing a switch-off campaign demonstrated that savings of 10% on Edinburgh Zoo’s total annual electricity bill could be achieved at no cost. This equates to financial savings of around £20,000 per year.

Case Study 2: Edinburgh Zoo reduces heating bill by 24% 

The annual cost of providing heating at Edinburgh Zoo is £240,000, nearly 60% of the total energy bill. The Zoo and Zero Waste Scotland together undertook an energy reduction trial in the Budongo Trail, the area with the largest heating bill, to reduce the cost of heating.  The result has been a reduction of 24% on heating costs with zero capital spend.  Further measures have been identified which will require a small investment, but have the potential to reduce heating costs by a further 20%. 

Case Study 3: Waste management trial diverts 90% of material from landfill

Edinburgh Zoo and Resource Efficient Scotland developed and implemented a source-segregated waste management trial, diverting 90% of waste from landfill with an environmental saving of over 17 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e)
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