Go Green With Gram
 
The Education Sector
ETL & Education
The Green Paper
GPD
Education and the ETL
Gram tops the Energy Technology List (ETL):

ETLAwareness of the Energy Technology List (ETL) was demonstrated as being far too low among the catering and hospitality industry in the 2008 Green Paper, and unfortunately it seems only marginal improvement has occurred over the last two years. With more than 30 different products registered on the ETL, Gram remains one of the UK’s leading suppliers of energy efficient commercial refrigeration equipment.

Managed by the Carbon Trust, the ETL provides valuable information to operators looking to purchase commercial refrigeration equipment. The ETL details products that have been deemed environmentally sound by the Carbon Trust, an independent Government organisation set up to help reduce UK carbon emissions. Customers purchasing appliances that are listed can benefit not only from reduced energy costs, but also from significant tax breaks.

The Energy Technology List, in it's most update form can be downloaded below:

Click here download a pdf of the ETL for refrigerators.

Click here to download a pdf of the ETL for freezers.

Click here to download the ETL FAQ's.

 
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The Gram Education Sector Green Paper makes for an interesting read and it is good to see that initiatives like this are being taken up within the industry and to learn in which areas the education sector is successfully making positive steps to a greener operation - from recycling to procurement and energy consumption - is constructive and encouraging -

However, there are some areas highlighted that still have some way to go - and it is by measuring these achievements that we can clearly identify where work is still required to reach the goal of reducing a school’s negative impact on the environment and operating more sustainable buildings and catering operations.

Working towards a more sustainable future is a joint responsibility and it calls for united effort - from the manufacturers of equipment and food producers to the initiatives employed by local authorities - including staff and pupils at each school.

I look forward to reading the next future issue of The Education Green Paper and comparing what continuing improvements the education sector has achieved.
LACASandra Russell
Chair, LACA (Local Authority Caterers Association)

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