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How do we generate our energy? 

Combined Heat and Power

SOAS's main source of electricity and heat comes from a gas powered Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) located beneath the main building! The system has been in use since 2000 and produces lower carbon heat and energy that would otherwise be provided by the grid and single boilers. 

Birkbeck also benefits from the heat created, and overall the CHP system generates enough energy to power the equivalent of over 2000 households a year!


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