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Second Press Release

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Greening Campaign Press Release

 

HORSHAM’S GREATEST CHALLENGE……is almost here!

The Greening Horsham Campaign invites all residents of Horsham town to the Launch Event on Saturday 6th March 11am to 1pm, to be held in the Parkside Suite of County Hall North, North Street

(formerly Sun Alliance).

See how you can save money along with energy and our natural resources.

The Greening Horsham Campaign aims to show that collectively a town can do much to save huge amounts of carbon and into the bargain you will also save money. A Win-Win action! You will also have the satisfaction of knowing you have helped to save the future of the planet for our children and their children.

 

So note this event in your diaries and come along..

We look forward to seeing you.

 

Look out for the Challenge Card inside the next edition of Horsham District News, coming through your letterbox soon.

9 February 2010

 

 

News from the Eco Fair

 

Biomass

Biomass systems create heat by burning wood or straw, or by processing food- or farm waste to create biogas which can then be burned or used a fuel for a generator to create electricity.

Systems which burn wood vary from open fires burning logs, through log burning stoves and boilers, to systems which burn wood chips or pellets either for heat or to power a generator. They can heat a single room or provide both heat and electricity for a community.

Food and farm wastes are used in an anaerobic digestion process which creates biogas and a fertiliser. The biogas can be burned or used to run a generator, or it can be processed further and put into the gas grid.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps work in the same way as a refrigerator. Just as your fridge or freezer pumps heat from inside the fridge out to the room in order to cool your food or ice cream, then a heat pump works by pumping heat from the ground or air into your house to keep it warm.

Air-source heat pumps take heat from the air around a building, working rather like air conditioners running backwards.

Ground-source heat pumps rely on the ground temperature below 2m depth being more or less constant all year. You do need either a series of very deep boreholes or a large area to collect heat from.