Introduction

We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and managing energy costs through utilising effective energy procurement, conservation and efficiency.

Our long and medium term corporate goals are

  • Manage energy costs and consumption
  • invest in energy efficiency (spend to save)
  • consider life-cycle costs for all new projects, good and services
  • minimise environmental impact
  • where financially beneficial utilise energy from sustainable sources

Our short term objectives are to:

  • Ensure the Energy Policy is being delivered
  • Provide management reports on cost and consumption
  • Set and publish energy and CO2 performance targets
  • Report performance changes and improvements annually
  • Ensure compliance with legislation
  • Commission a regular programme of energy audits and ensure all relevant Council buildings have a Display Energy Certificate and Advisory Report
  • Manage energy and water costs within buildings
  • Increase staff awareness
  • Secure competitive unit costs for gas and electricity supplies
  • Monitor and target energy usage
  • Take account of the opportunities for energy savings that arise out of the rationalisation of the estate and individual buildings
  • Specify energy efficient design of new or refurbished buildings, and procure energy efficient plant and equipment