Emissions reduction projects

Local authorities in Scotland are required to publish yearly data on their compliance with their climate change duties – including the emissions reduction projects they are undertaking.

35 projects

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Street Lighting (2016)

It is anticipated that 90% of the Authority’s lighting will have been replaced to LEDs by the end of financial year 2017/18. Region wide completion of the programme is anticipated by the summer of 2018.

Funding source
Prudential borrowing
Lifespan
8 years
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Capital cost
£7,400,000
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Schools PPP estate energy efficiency (2016)

Pilot project developed in partnership with PPP contractor AMEY to help deliver local carbon savings but from a commercial perspective to test the potential for wider national roll out. Energy efficiency projects across the schools PPP estate including LED lighting upgrades, biomass boiler installation at Wallacehall Academy and CHP units at Lockerbie and Stranraer Academies

Funding source
Prudential borrowing
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Capital cost
£2,200,000
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Springholm Primary School Upgrade (2016)

The work at Springholm whilst mainly aimed at making sure the school would continue to have a viable long term future has led to measurable reduction in heating fuel costs. Includes External Wall insulation, Window replacement and other structural works including External Wall insulation, Window replacement and other structural works

Funding source
DGC Capital budget
Emission source
Fuel Oil
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dalbeattie Through School (2017)

First of a schools replacement programme coming on line in November 2017 and replacing the existing Dalbeattie Primary and High School with a purpose built energy efficient through school from nursery to senior school with associated community use heated with a biomass system and a range of energy efficiency measures. CO2e saving is based on biomass system replacing gas heating.

Funding source
DGC capital/SFT HUB
Lifespan
30 years
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Emissions saved
188 tCO2e per year
Dumfries and Galloway Council

St Joseph’s College (2017)

Major Refurbishment/new build of secondary school. Main heat source Biomass (instead of mains gas) and in the course of construction design change allowed for replacement of T5 lighting with LED which resulted in the site exceeding it’s anticipated EPC of ‘B’ and meeting an ‘A’ Savings figure based on use of biomass heat

Funding source
DGC capital/SFT HUB/SALIX
Lifespan
30 years
Emission source
Natural Gas
Emissions saved
202 tCO2e per year
Dumfries and Galloway Council

LED Lighting (buildings) (2017)

Range of LED lighting installations in a number of school and other buildings. 12 buildings had been included which have been supported through SALIX funding but other LED projects have been delivered through the main capital programme which are not quantified.

Funding source
SALIX
Lifespan
15 years
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Emissions saved
,136.6 tCO2e per year
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Irish Street Offices (2017)

First of an ambitious programme of Dumfries office refurbishments which includes energy efficiency measures along with development of smarter working facilities enabling agile working for council staff and will ultimately lead to reduction in office buildings in the town from 24 to 14 buildings over several years.

Funding source
DGC Capital budget
Lifespan
30 years
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Street Lighting (2017)

It is anticipated that 90% of the Authority’s lighting will have been replaced to LEDs by the end of financial year 2017/18. Region wide completion of the programme is anticipated by the summer of 2018

Funding source
Prudential borrowing
Lifespan
8 years
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Capital cost
£7,400,000
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Schools PPP estate energy efficiency (2017)

Pilot project developed in partnership with PPP contractor AMEY to help deliver local carbon savings but from a commercial perspective to test the potential for wider national roll out. Energy efficiency projects across the schools PPP estate including LED lighting upgrades, biomass boiler installation at Wallacehall Academy and CHP units at Lockerbie and Stranraer Academies

Funding source
Prudential borrowing
Lifespan
15 years
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Capital cost
£2,200,000
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Ice Bowl (2018)

Major replacement of old lighting system in skating rink. Using LED lighting to replace 16 high pressure sodium and 55 metal halide lights. With this building being open for upto 16 hours a day, a reduction in consumption is one which is important. A reduction of 118387kWh is forecast which is 65% less than current usage.

Funding source
Salix
Lifespan
15 years
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Emissions saved
45 tCO2e per year
Dumfries and Galloway Council

North West Community Campus (2018)

Continuation of a schools replacement programme coming on line in late 2018 and replacing the existing Maxwelltown High, St Ninians Primary and Lochside Primary with a purpose built energy efficient through school from nursery to senior school with associated community use heated with a biomass system and a range of energy efficiency measures.

Funding source
Biomass
Lifespan
30 years
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Dumfries and Galloway Council

The Bridge (2018)

A new community hub used by schools, local authority and community organisations. A purpose built energy efficient facility with associated community use, heated with a biomass system and a range of energy efficiency measures

Funding source
Biomass
Lifespan
30 years
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Douglas Ewart (2018)

Using LED lighting to replace 177 T5 lamps is a major project in which it is hoped there will be significant savings once the project is finished. With an estimated reduction in consumption of 75%, this project is one in which it is expected to provide large benefits long term. In terms of consumption, a reduction in 23,073 kWh is a clear sign that this large school will benefit from LED lighting.

Funding source
Salix
Lifespan
15 years
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Emissions saved
12.6 tCO2e per year
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Merrick Swimming Pool and Sports hall (2018)

This project involves replacing 30 metal halide lamps with LED lighting. When this project has been completed, it is expected that savings in consumption will be over 53% and in terms of kWh it will save 29,743 kWh. With this building having long opening hours including at weeknds, this is a significant reduction in a highly used facility.

Funding source
Salix
Lifespan
15 years
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Emissions saved
16.2 tCO2e per year
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Port William PS (2018)

In this project there are a variety of lights being removed and replaced with LED, these include 80 T8 lamps, 26 2D lamps and 7 complact fluorescent lamps. Once completed the project is estimated to reduce consumption by nearly 80%, which is a massive reduction and would help the facility reduce emissions considerably. In kWH there would be a considerable reduction of 29,482, which is of huge benefit to the building and environment.

Funding source
Salix
Lifespan
15 years
Emission source
Grid Electricity
Emissions saved
16.1 tCO2e per year
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