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Reading Borough Council

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… our current energy use 2 By 2018-19 RBC was generating c.10% of its energy needs from renewable sources so while a 50% target is ambitious this will be 50% of a much smaller total energy demand in light of the demand reduction measures set out within the Plan 3 A Policy Committee resolution [reference] requires inclusion of a fossil fuel reduction target in this Carbon Plan - the ability…

… that 459 tCO2 can be saved, or 2.3 % against the 2008/09 baseline. • Building lighting: within the retained estate, building energy use needs to be addressed. LED technology has developed significantly since the Council first installed it over 10 years ago. All buildings should have the lighting upgraded, and controls installed where appropriate. Typical energy savings from LED lighting range…

… was 4th out of all the English local authorities by this metric. During the same period Reading Borough Council has reduced its own emissions faster than the borough with reductions of 63% in the decade from 2008 to 2018, achieving the 50% reduction target in the Carbon Plan 2015-20 three years early. Reading Borough Council’s current corporate energy use is principally through electricity…

… the last six years, so although energy use in kWh has decreased by nearly 50% since 2008/9, spend on energy has remained relatively stable. Carbon emissions reduction over the last 10 years has mainly been achieved through reductions across the building and street lighting estate. Reduction in building energy use has accounted for nearly three quarters of the total emissions reduction, whilst…

… and smaller libraries and community centres. Building refurbishment has been key in the Building Rationalisation programme, where services are brought together in a new hub. Significant investment in energy efficiency measures, principally through Salix funding, has been made in a ‘whole building’ approach to the refurbishment of the Civic Offices, Reading Town Hall, and 19 Bennet Road depot building


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