Global ambitions of The Eden Project Promoting and implementing sustainability management

pg 16 – By 2012, The Eden Project had established itself as a major international destination; it is recognized as a major brand in the environmental or ‘‘green’’ sector, and it has a reputation as a national leader in the area of public education on environmental issues.

pg 17 – Compared to 2008, The Eden Project has reduced electricity and heating consumption by
14 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 12 percent. The longer-term aim is to reduce
emissions by 25 percent by the end of 2013, and by a further 55 percent by 2015. To reduce
energy use and carbon dioxide emissions, Eden uses new technology, such as:

  • letting natural light in through the roof and walls of the Biomes, which were constructed
    using new technology, air-insulation and ventilation;
  • low energy LED lights;
  • solar panels;
  • a biomass boiler; and
  • harvesting approximately half of all water needs on site.

In cooperation with EGS Energy, The Eden Project has received permission to build a
geothermal power plant at Eden, capable of heating the biomes, as well as supplying Eden
and a further 3,500 households with electricity. This will most likely make it independent of
fossil fuels.

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pg 18 – The sustainability business model, as implemented by The Eden Project, and the focus on
internal and external value systems, may also be useful in advancing research related to
sustainability practices. For example, by examining how different value systems influence
sustainability management, practices and performance.

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