Bedfordshire spreads green message

Bedfordshire University’s Centre for Sustainable Technology is helping local businesses adopt lower carbon technologies


Bedfordshire University’s Centre for Sustainable Technology (CoST) is helping local businesses adopt lower carbon technologies.



The initiative, established a year ago, works to help local companies reduce energy expenditure and operate in a more environmentally friendly manner.



The team has joined forces with other organisations, including sustainable transport charity Sustrans and Luton Borough Council, on initiatives that could reduce travel costs and carbon output. These include staging exhibitions and an award-winning recycled cycle scheme, to encourage people to use pedal power.



CoST is also involved in a biofuel initiative, a project to transform old industrial estates into low carbon green areas, and is establishing new environmental technology companies. It is also setting up a low carbon club for Luton businesses.



The University recently played host to a renewable energy event in conjunction with Renewables East, the agency for renewable energy in the East of England.



The event set out to inform Bedfordshire-based companies about how they could get involved in this emerging sector and highlighted the work being carried out by CoST.