Display in practice - Milton Keynes
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Demonstration of the environmental impact
Milton Keynes, a new city of 207 000 inhabitants located 60km north of London is a Display relay city.
Before Milton Keynes joined the Display Campaign, the city already had a centralised energy monitoring system for the majority of our public buildings. The city put up the first Display poster in June 2004 in Wyvern 1st Primary School in order to demonstrate the environmental impact of our buildings to the people who use them, and to show how they could contribute to making them more efficient. The building is quite old and was originally built in the 1890’s - in the Victorian era. Currently there are approximately 360 pupils and 15 teaching staff.
Although a link between energy saving and the Display poster is not proven, as most of the savings were in place before the poster was calculated, the reactions to the Display Campaign were positive.
The possibility of integrating Display into the school curricula is being investigated as part of a Council-wide Carbon Management Strategy. This forms part of a national programme funded by the UK’s Carbon Trust.