Climate Week Best Campaign 2012

Julian Huppert MP

MP (Lib Dem) Cambridge

"I am in support of the Close the Door campaign and their work to ensure that retailers keep their doors closed when using energy for climate control inside shops. Heating or cooling the street is just not acceptable at a time when we have to pay serious attention to avoiding energy waste.

Results from an independent research project in the University of Cambridge, to be published autumn 2010, demonstrate that energy wasted through open store doors is significant . Closing the door, just as we all do at home when using heating or air conditioning, is easy and effective. Several hundreds of shops in Cambridge alone already now follow this practice without any adverse effect on profit. Indeed they are saving on their energy bills.

The Close the Door campaign started in Cambridge and is a great example of many exciting initiatives that come out of this region. Please follow me in supporting the campaign whether you use shops as a consumer or work in them. Close the Store Door – it’s that simple."