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SEDA Visit to Queen Margaret University's sustainable campus 6pm Thur 2 May

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Join us for a SEDA trip to see Queen Margaret University campus and Biomass Energy Centre, 6-8pm Thursday 2 May, Reception, Queen Margaret University Way, Musselburgh EH21 6UU.

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We occasionally visit projects that try to embed sustainability in their design and management. Come and find out how this has worked in operation after a number of years' operation at the QMU Campus outside Edinburgh.

Bruce Laing, Head of Estates and Facilities and Dr. Jane Culpan, Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, will take you behind the scenes of 'one of the greenest buildings in the UK' to explore how the modern campus was developed and how it operates today.

Highlights of the tour will include the multi-million pound biomass district heating system, the green transport system, the low wattage lighting system, the low energy IT systems, the recycling plan and much more.

Following the tour there will be a brief talk about pros and cons of burning wood in power stations by Almuth Ernsting, researcher and campaigner at Biofuelwatch, followed by a discussion and refreshments.

Full programme:
6.00pm Welcome and introduction in main reception area
6:05pm Interior campus tour
6:20pm Experiencing QMU biomass energy centre
6:35pm Exterior tour of grounds including sustainable travel programme
6:50pm Refreshments in large board room
7:05pm A cautionary talk about biomass for power stations by Almuth Ernsting
7:15pm Q & A
7:40pm Finish and possible retreat to local pub or cafe for a chat

Meet at the main reception area at 6pm, access is easy by bus no. 30 direct to the campus, or train (regular trains from Edinburgh Waverley to Musselburgh, and 5 minutes walk), or by car if you have to! Hope to see you there.

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