Quarter 3 - December 2017 performance
We remain on track to meet our annual carbon reduction target
We are continuing to identify and plan energy efficiency projects across our corporate estate. One project, an LED upgrade at Horsham Library has been delivered, but delivery of the wider programme has been delayed as Carillion were due to deliver the works. We are currently looking to alternative suppliers for revised quotes, and these projects, including a Combined Heat and Power Boiler at Parkside and LED upgrades will be delivered as soon as possible.
We have had a long term target to reduce the carbon from our activities by 50% by 2022 . The target was set using a baseline for 2011/12, and includes:
- The energy to power street lights and signs across the County
- The energy used to heat, light and power our corporate buildings
- Mileage from staff business travel (including pool vehicles and staff-owned cars) Since the target was set, we have made steady progress in reducing our emissions.
We have installed better building management systems, improved insulation and upgraded lighting both in our own buildings but also in street lights across the County. We have also invested in renewable energy, and have solar installations on a number of our buildings including Worthing Library, Horsham Library and Northleigh, Chichester. We have also achieved some carbon savings by reducing the number of buildings we own and operate.This year we have more improvements planned including additional lighting upgrades in our buildings and a major boiler improvement at Parkside, Horsham. We are also rolling out new meters. This will give us a clearer understanding of our energy use across our buildings, which will help us identify even more areas to make further improvements and savings.
Related documents include:
- Sustainability Strategy
- Energy Strategy