Close the Door campaign
As well as the national campaign, which is supported by major retailers including Marks and Spencer, Tesco, John Lewis Partnership, Wickes and Boots, there are also local campaigns in various cities including Cambridge (where the campaign was founded), Birmingham, London and York. In addition to encouraging the participation of retailers, consumers are also encouraged to participate by closing shop doors and boycotting shops that refuse to close their doors.
The Campaign is supported by the shopworkers Union USDAW both because of the energy reduction and the increase in staff comfort. The Carbon Trust and the British Retail Consortium are members of the steering group.
- Interim Report on the Energy Appraisal of Retail Units: Assessing the effect of open doors on energy consumption and thermal comfort Archived 2012-03-26 at the Wayback Machine. Technical Report Number: CUED/D-STRUCT/TR232, Murat Basarir & Dr. Mauro Overend, published 2010-10-18, accessed 2011-06-28
- Close The Door - Participating retailers Archived 2011-02-15 at the Wayback Machine. Close the Door campaign, accessed 2011-06-28
- Close The Door - Local campaigns Archived 2011-10-26 at the Wayback Machine. Close the Door campaign, accessed 2011-06-28
- Close The Door - Consumers Archived 2011-10-25 at the Wayback Machine. Close the Door campaign, accessed 2011-06-28
- Usdaw backs the Close the Door Campaign USDAW, published 2011-03-24, accessed 2011-06-28
- Close the Door News: Carbon Trust and British Retail Consortium join project steering group Close the Door campaign, published 2009-12-20, accessed 2011-06-28
- Close the Door - official site