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High school kicks off city's ambitious plan.

Byline: By Abbie Wightwick Western Mail

A cardiff secondary school is trying to reduce the size of its carbon footprint. Fitzalan High School has been audited by the Carbon Trust and it is now working with Cardiff City Council to implement the trust's recommendations.

Steps already taken include the installation of a pool cover on the newly-refurbished swimming pool, to reduce heating and ventilation cost.

Lighting controls have also been put into some classrooms and energy efficient eco-quiet computers have been installed.

And one of these computers will be powered by a small wind turbine to demonstrate renewable energy to pupils.

The strategy and implementation plan has been produced as part of the council's participation in what is known as Phase 4 of the Carbon Trust's local authority carbon management programme.

The trust has advised the council how it can make public buildings greener.

Cardiff County Council now aims to cut carbon emissions from non-domestic buildings and waste by 60% by the year 2018.

Cardiff is the first local authority in Wales to set such an ambitious target.

The plan was officially launched by Councillor Mark Stephens, executive member for Economic Development and Finance, and Mike Batt, manager of the Carbon Trust in Wales, at Fitzalan High School.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 28, 2007
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