Presentation on theme: "Richard Dunning & Anna Stobbs Our Big Energy Challenge Making Bath and North East Somerset more energy efficient."— Presentation transcript:
Richard Dunning & Anna Stobbs Our Big Energy Challenge Making Bath and North East Somerset more energy efficient
Key aim A minimum 10% reduction in energy consumption over three years Two-pronged approach Change staff awareness and actions Monitor and target energy using high- tech monitoring equipment – you cant manage what you cant measure! Project outline
Background Funded by the Treasurys Invest to Save Budget Creates sustainable improvements in delivering public services Investment is provided in return for reform Centre for Sustainable Energy working together with B&NES Local Strategic Partnership – sponsored by DEFRA
Avon and Somerset Constabulary (Bath & North East Somerset District) Bath & North East Somerset Council Bath & North East Somerset Council for Voluntary Services Bath & North East Somerset Group of the Avon Local Councils Association Bath & North East Somerset Primary Care Trust Bath & North East Somerset Racial Equality Council Bath Spa University City of Bath College Norton Radstock College Royal United Hospital Trust Somer Housing Trust University of Bath Partners
Benefits £3.5m saved by ,000 tonnes CO 2 saved per annum (from year 3 onwards) Benefits
Roles Energy Manager/Facilities –Monitoring and managing Energy Advocate/Champion –Promotion and energy awareness raising All staff –Saving energy! Responsibilities
The role of the Energy Manager Monitoring energy use Reporting and analysing energy use Identifying opportunities for saving energy Assisting all staff to save energy The Energy Manager
The role of the Energy Champion Raising energy awareness Promoting energy saving Conducting energy walk-arounds Helping to monitor and report energy use Helping and advising others Providing feedback to staff and managers The Energy Champion/Advocate
Todays outline – Energy Awareness Why save energy What you can do –Energy saving at work –Energy saving at home You!
In my view, climate change is the most severe problem we are facing today, more serious even than the threat of terrorism Sir David King (UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser) Why save energy?
Sir David Attenborough I do not have any doubt at all. I think climate change is the major challenge facing the world. How could I look my grandchildren in the eye and say I knew about this and I did nothing?
Why save energy? Climate change – the evidence… The melting of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets Glacial change – e.g. the Riggs Glacier Sea levels worldwide are rising
Why save energy? What causes climate change? Greenhouse gasses such as methane and CO 2 CO 2 levels are the main cause of climate change 90% of CO 2 emissions released into the atmosphere are as a result of burning fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal)
Why save energy? What are fossil fuels? Fuels that come from the remains of creatures and plants that lived millions of years ago Oil, gas & coal The main cause of CO 2 emissions – the main greenhouse gas
Why save energy? Why greenhouse? The term for the effect that atmospheric gases have when the sun heats the earths surface
Why save energy? The evidence of climate change… Ice cores
Why save energy? Saving energy at work Improves your organisations public image Improves your working environment – the feelgood factor Lower energy use = lower energy costs which helps fund better services Doesnt deflect monies – since January 2006… –Gas prices have risen by 37% –Electricity prices have risen by 33% –Petrol/diesel has risen by 9%
In UK offices… 30% of the energy consumed is wasted, costing millions of pounds in lost revenue every year You could help your employer cut energy costs by up to 20% by employing easy measures that may not cost anything Source: The Carbon Trust Why save energy?
1% 9% 17% 39% Why save energy? West of England's Carbon Emissions by Source 34% Industry and commercial Household Fuel Use Personal Road Transport Freight Road Transport Land Use Change
Bath & N.E. Somerset 1,161,000 tonnes of CO 2 per year Thats 6.8 tonnes per person… Nearly all energy is imported to the area – so every £ spent leaves the local economy Why save energy?
Domestic (heat and light) energy: So how does Bath & N.E. Somerset compare? 2.5 South Gloucestershire 2.6 North Somerset 2.5 Bristol, City of 2.8 Bath and North East Somerset Domestic per capita tCO 2
Why save energy? Each tonne of CO 2 = approximately 1 hot air balloon Thats 1.2 million balloons for Bath & N.E. Somerset alone!
Why save energy? In Bath & N.E. Somerset thats nearly 5 balloons of damaging CO 2 per person for purely domestic and personal travel (and another 2 for work)
What you can do at work Take responsibility for the energy you waste at work Lighting Electrical equipment/appliances Water Refuse Heating and cooling Travelling
Lighting Make use of natural light where possible Only turn on lighting in the areas where you need it Turn off lights when you leave a room / area –Lighting an office overnight wastes enough energy to heat water for 1000 cups of tea What you can do at work
Electrical equipment/appliances Dont leave appliances on standby –Some appliances use around a third of the energy that they would use when on whilst they are on standby 70% of the energy consumption of a computer is the monitor – turn it off when youre not using it –A PC monitor switched off overnight saves enough energy to laser print 800 pages Flat screens use significantly less energy than standard monitors What you can do at work
Electrical equipment/appliances Turn on equipment only when needed –A typical PC which is left switched on all the time will use £50 more energy in a year than turning it off in the evening – £500,000 for every 10,000 PCs Photocopy in batches Turn off all non essential equipment overnight –A photocopier left on overnight uses enough energy to produce over 1500 copies –Fit timers on drinks refrigeration machines –Last one out – switch it off! What you can do at work
Water If water is scalding at the tap then it is being stored at too high a temperature –Report it Make sure taps are fully turned off after use Repair/report dripping taps –A tap dripping at one drop per second wastes enough water for 12 mugs of coffee every day –In a year this is the equivalent to the average personal supply for 11 days What you can do at work
Waste less The four local authorities dispose of 540,000 tonnes of municipal waste per year – currently dependent on road and rail transfer to landfill sites outside the area
What you can do at work Waste hierarchy Highest priority Eliminate Reduce Re-use Recycle Energy Recovery Dispose Lowest priority
What you can do at work Reduce, reuse and recycle – paper Most of the energy used in paper making is the pulping needed to turn wood into paper Recycling paper involves around 28% lower energy consumption than virgin paper and uses less water Using one tonne of recycled paper saves 15 trees
Recycle – cardboard Every tonne of cardboard recycled saves 17 trees, over 31,000 litres of water, 1.8 cubic metres of landfill and 4,100 kW hours of electricity –Equal to the yearly electricity consumption of an average household What you can do at work
Heating and cooling Learn how to correctly use your heating/cooling system controls Do not allow furniture to block radiators Dress appropriately Dont use supplementary heating or cooling, e.g. portable heaters or air-con units, unless absolutely essential
What you can do at work Heating and cooling Avoid opening windows when the heating or air conditioning is on –An open office window loses enough energy in a day to produce 250 fleece jackets Use blinds to control solar glare and over-heating Avoid the use of comfort cooling where possible
What you can do at work Travelling Do you need to go? –Video conferencing Do you need to fly? In the car: Monitor fuel (and costs) Follow tips for better fuel consumption Do fewer miles Look after your car
What you can do at home Tips for the home Electrical equipment/appliances Cooking Heating Hot water Reduce heat loss from the home
Walls – 35% Floor – 15% Roof – 25% Windows – 10% Draughts – 15% Reduce heat loss – typical losses are: What you can do at home
Electrical equipment/appliances Buy energy efficient appliances Unplug chargers when not in use –Leaving a mobile phone charger plugged in costs around £25 per year. If each UK house does this, thats enough energy to power 66,000 homes Fill up the washing machine or dishwasher, use economy programmes (and if possible dont use a tumble dryer) What you can do at home
Cooking Only boil as much water as you need Put lids on pans when cooking – youll be able to turn down the heat Use the right size pan for the food and cooker hob Make sure the flame is under the pan, not around the outside Use a kettle to boil water for cooking Use a toaster rather than the grill to make toast
What you can do at home Heating Fit shelves above your radiators Put reflective panels behind your radiators Turn room thermostat down by 1 o C –This could cut your heating bills by up to 10 per cent and save you around £40-£50 per year Close curtains at dusk and tuck them behind your radiators
What you can do at home Hot water Set your hot water cylinder thermostat to 60°C Fit a hot water tank jacket, it only costs around £10 Shower instead of bathing –A five minute shower uses 35 litres of water, compared to a bath that uses 80 litres (but beware, power showers can use more!)
Further information At home… Contact your local Energy Efficiency Advice Centre on FREEPHONE At work… Speak to your Energy Champion or visit the website
Remember If you only do five things… Turn off… your monitor when you leave your desk your PC at night lights when theyre not needed equipment thats not in use (like photocopiers, printers etc) …and report any problems