Howzat! Lords beats the weather

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

the first cricket ground in Eng­land to run on 100 per­cent re­new­able en­ergy, as new fig­ures re­veal the in­creas­ing dis­rup­tion to cricket caused by extreme weather patterns linked to cli­mate change.

New Eng­land & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) sta­tis­tics il­lus­trate that extreme weather in De­cem­ber 2015, which has been linked to cli­mate change, caused more than £3.5 mil­lion worth of dam­age across 57 cricket clubs.

In­creased rain­fall is also caus­ing sig­nif­i­cant loss of fix­tures in recre­ational cricket and im­pact­ing on the pro­fes­sional game.

ECB dis­trib­uted more than £1 mil­lion in emer­gency fund­ing to flood-af­fected clubs in 2016, with a fur­ther £1.6 mil­lion ear­marked for 2017.

The new Warner Stand, which will be opened in April 2017, is sym­bolic of MCC’s sus­tain­abil­ity drive.

The in­no­va­tive struc­ture, de­signed by ar­chi­tects Pop­u­lous, in­cludes pho­to­voltaic roof pan­els for elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion and a state- ofthe-art wa­ter col­lec­tion and re­cy­cling sys­tem.

MCC and has de­vel­oped a broad sus­tain­abil­ity pro­gramme, meet­ing its 2020 emis­sions tar­gets last year and re­duc­ing its elec­tric­ity use by seven per­cent since 2010.

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