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BCoT hoping to win at Green Gown Awards 2013
A BASINGSTOKE college has been selected as a finalist in a national green award scheme.
Basingstoke College of Technology is hoping to win the Best Newcomer award in the 2013 Green Gown Awards, which recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges in the UK.
BCoT, in Worting Road, submitted its EcoBCoT strategy to the contest. The strategy aims to establish the college as a leader in the practice, promotion and training of sustainability, and to embed this into its curriculum.
Earlier this year, the college invested £160,000 in a 400-panel solar PV installation on its roof spaces.
The system generates 15 per cent of the college’s annual electricity requirement and a financial return in excess of 13 per cent each year.
David Moir, deputy principal for finance and resources at BCoT, said: “We are delighted to be a finalist in the Best Newcomer category in the Green Gown Awards.
“EcoBCoT reflects BCoT’s commitment to providing a sustainability framework which encompasses education, information and practical involvement.
“Being part of this awards process is recognition of our determination to become a leader in this field and we are really looking forward to the finals in November.”
BCoT will be up against Falmouth Exeter Plus, Harrow College and Manchester Adult Education Service.
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