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Transport bosses scoop top green accolade…

Submitted by on May 22, 2015 – 6:15 am |

Cllr Judith RowleyTransport bosses have picked up a top award after saving more than 7,000 tonnes of CO2 over the last two years.

Public transport co-ordinator Centro has been handed the ISO14001 certificate, which recognises the organisation reaching the highest standards and shrinking their carbon footprint. 

Centro was commended for its work to cut energy and waste at its Park and Ride sites, bus stations and Birmingham headquarters.

A range of carbon busting measures have been carried out including the rollout of energy efficient LED lighting at Centro’s 41 free car parks with plans to extend this to 12 bus stations across the West Midlands.

Economic heating systems have also been installed and waste management schemes carried out have helped to save 7,059 tonnes of carbon since March 2013.

Cllr Judith Rowley, Centro’s lead member for fair, accessible and sustainable transport, said: “Making sure we have a transport network that meets the needs of people living in the West Midlands and helps reduce carbon emissions is central to what we do at Centro.

“But it is just as important that we work to reduce our own carbon footprint and picking up this certification recognises the great strides we have made towards doing this over the last two years.”

The measures carried out reduced energy used at Birmingham’s Centro House by more than 17 per cent, as well as slashing consumption at bus stations and Park and Ride sites by nearly six per cent.

The latest success follows Centro picking up the Carbon Trust certificate for the second time in April last year.

Centro has set new emission reduction targets for the next four years to build on the achievements which have already been made.

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