Did a talk to the Town Team on Sustainability

Did a talk to the Scarborough “Town Team” last night, I forgot that the town team is concerned with planning, as we have had some discussions over the years with a small minority of people whom want to see the Crown spa Hotel building remain exactly as it was in the “olden days” even if this means it will be a borderline 2 star hotel and run down.

So as I sat down and realised the above I thought “oh crap!” I expected that this was going to be a tough ride, however I was very pleasantly supprised at their reception and the discussions after the meeting. I basically the people at the meeting were not the “minority I have previously encountered. My talk covered the journey from 2005 to the present day and the future plans regarding the enviroment. I explained per the powerpoint what we have done, and took some show and tell items an “Effergy meter” (see below) a simple socket power useage measurer and 50w Halogen bulb, 2W old style LED and 2.5W SMD (a true 50W replacement). Overall it is not until you see the brightness of these lights in real life that you can really see where I am comming from with regard to them.