DRAFT ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON FOOTPRINT When will it be Actions done? What needs to be done to make it Who’s Suggested How do we measure its happen? responsible? Decision impact/success? Now Soon Later Area? Establish our Establish those sources of emissions to be included Facilities Manager, CMT Reduction in emissions; in the footprint; these include; EnergyManager, Compliance with Energy Carbon Footprint X Scope 1; direct use of fuels and gas; Human Resources Strategy and; NI185/ 186. Scope 2; Indirect from electricity; Scope 3; Indirect emissions from; waste disposal, purchased materials and services, contractors vehicles. - The Facilities Manager already collects a great deal of useful data on Scope 1 and 2 which may be incorporated directly into the footprint. - A PROTOCOL must be established to enable; How emissions from gas and electricity consumption in district heating schemes and landlord supplies is to be apportioned/ considered; How scope 3 emissions are to be considered and what is to be measured; How emissions from Kier Harlow are to be considered; If consumption data is not readily available, suitable robust data retrieval systems must be established. How often should the data should be collected; with consideration given to 3 monthly calculations. DEFRA publish tabulated statistical conversion data to enable carbon emissions to be calculated. Budget/ resources for this work. Develop and Implement guidance and advice on staff Communications CMT Reduction in energy engagement provided by Carbon Trust and Energy team assisted by consumption; meter readings commence staff X Saving Trust. Allocate resources. Appoint persons Energy Manager etc. awareness & from different buildings or locations to report on engagement progress and assist with campaign. Ensure feedback and concerns of staff are acted upon. campaign DRAFT ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON FOOTPRINT When will it be Actions done? What needs to be done to make it Who’s Suggested How do we measure its happen? responsible? Decision impact/success? Now Soon Later Area? Develop & Develop and circulate instructions and advice on the Andrew Murray/ CMT/Member NI186. Tenant satisfaction use of central heating system controls. Provide a Geoff Smyth. s surveys. Quantifiable Commence tenant X named contact to assist persons with one to one consumption data from district awareness advice. heating schemes. campaign Use data provided by Revs and Bens to target vulnerable groups. Provide energy advice at the start of each tenancy and at regular intervals thereafter. Ensure tenants concerns are actioned without undue delay. Complete lighting Provide a budget of approximately £1,500.00 Sandra Farrington CMT Appraisal of half hourly (procurement of consumption data. project in Civic hardware) David Carbon and energy reduction. Centre X Taylor/ Michael NI185 and 186 reports. Pitt. Financial savings. Remove wasteful Decide which machines are not required. Substitute Sandra Farrington CMT Appraisal of half hourly or remove those machines with high consumption. consumption data. or unnecessary Unplug and wheel out! (subject to termination of Carbon and energy reduction. appliances such as contract) NI185 and 186 reports. vending machines X Financial savings. Place all water Engage electrician to install timers to switch off Facilities Manager/ CMT Appraisal of half hourly overnight the electric water heaters in each kitchen. Sandra Farrington consumption data. heaters on timers X Provide budget/ resources. Carbon and energy reduction. NI185 and 186 reports. Financial savings. Engage with Water Discussions are already at an advanced stage. The Graeme Bloomer, CMT/Member Financial Appraisal. car park has been surveyed by the Carbon Trust and David Taylor s NI185 and 186 reports. Gardens subsequently by an independent lighting expert, Council seen to act on CO2 management to David Matyus Flynn. The management suite and role as exemplar. reduce car park consumes about £82,000.00 p.a. the majority from car park lighting and ventilation equipment. Early DRAFT ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON FOOTPRINT When will it be Actions done? What needs to be done to make it Who’s Suggested How do we measure its happen? responsible? Decision impact/success? Now Soon Later Area? power X advice from David Matyus Flynn suggests that substantial savings may be made by changing consumption luminaries and installing light and movement sensors . These changes will provide a very quick payback time (less than 1 year) and annual carbon savings of 180 tonnes p.a. Discussions have centered around HDC providing the capital (up to £40k) to enable the adaptations to be undertaken in return for a permanent reduction in the annual management fee. Such an arrangement will be financially advantageous to the council. Legal opinion provided by Mike White indicates that, subject to certain conditions, there is no impediment to the council entering into such an arrangement. Use natural Appraisal by Facilities Manager and IT manager Facilities Manager CMT Appraisal of half hourly and IT Manager consumption data. ventilation & Carbon and energy reduction. reduce air X NI185 and 186 reports. conditioning use Financial savings. Install ‘Smart Smart meters may be used to measure electricity, Facilities Manager, Members Carbon and energy reduction. gas, water and heat. They take a reading from a Energy Manager NI185 and 186 reports. Meters’ for gas, pulse meter every half hour and then send 48 data electricity, water X sets (1day) back to a central computer each day. and heat Their use allows the energy manager or account manager to monitor consumption and take action to reduce consumption. Exception reports may be built into the system to alert high consumption. Smart Metering is the subject of government consultation and is covered by the Energy White Paper. Leicester City Council and other Beacon Authorities have successfully introduced Smart Meters as part DRAFT ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON FOOTPRINT When will it be Actions done? What needs to be done to make it Who’s Suggested How do we measure its happen? responsible? Decision impact/success? Now Soon Later Area? of their Targeting and Monitoring system. This has produced significant energy savings. The experience of most local authorities suggests that smart meters should be introduced gradually starting with the largest consumers. The introduction of smart meters is covered by the Government Energy White Paper. There is no common standard for smart meters. Survey ALL Undertake a systematic review of all buildings and Facilities Manager/ CMT Carbon and energy reduction. facilities to establish the SAP rating energy and how Energy NI185 and 186 reports. Council occupied and where energy is lost. Formulate an action plan Manager/Building Financial savings. buildings to to reduce consumption. Implement the plan which Control Manager determine may include; -provision of additional insulation to roofs and cavity improvements X walls, pipes and calorifiers etc; -Replacement of heating controls; -Replacement of boilers; -Appointment of persons with responsibility to oversee and regulate energy use; -Replacement/ installation or upgrade of heating and other control equipment to minimize energy consumption. Optimization of controls and type of heating and mechanical ventilation systems. Provide a budget. Review all BMS and To come Facilities Manager CMT control systems to eliminate waste, overrun etc. X DRAFT ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON FOOTPRINT When will it be Actions done? What needs to be done to make it Who’s Suggested How do we measure its happen? responsible? Decision impact/success? Now Soon Later Area? Promote the use of Solar thermal technology captures solar radiation Andrew Murray, CMT/Member HDC seen as exemplar and transfers the resultant heat via a liquid medium Lew Searle, David s Carbon and energy reduction. solar thermal for such as ethylene glycol to a hot water storage vessel Taylor NI185 and 186 reports. buildings with high to provide domestic hot water. This is simple Financial savings. hot water use X technology and readily available. Approximately 55% of all houses in Germany are served by solar thermal technology. CERT and LCBP funding is available at the rate of 50% for the provision of new systems through one of the ‘framework providers’ such as British Gas. There are 3 ways in which HDC may adopt this technology; 1. By installing the technology on it’s own buildings; 2. By installing the technology in sheltered housing schemes that are served by communal facilities; 3. By offering the technology to council tenants in return for an increase rent. A successful business case was prepared last year to provide ST technology to provide hot water in communal facilities serving Sewell Harris Close and Sumners Farm Close. Both properties have been surveyed and it is anticipated that the technology will be installed this year. In order to make a significant impact on carbon reduction, it is necessary to adopt this technology on an industrial scale. Provide a budget/ resources. (being assessed) Install ‘Powerdown’ This technology is simple, available and affordable. IT Manager CMT Carbon and energy reduction. It enables peripherals such as printers to power- NI185 and 186 reports. equipment to down when the computer is turned off. It is Financial savings. ensure peripherals particularly suitable to smaller offices when local shut-down X printers are bundled with terminals. DRAFT ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON FOOTPRINT When will it be Actions done? What needs to be done to make it Who’s Suggested How do we measure its happen? responsible? Decision impact/success? Now Soon Later Area? following computer A number could simply be purchased and fitted where required. turn-off Install Powerstar This technology regulates phase at the service head Andrew Murray & CMT to 230 volts and prevents additional energy Facilities Manager. voltage regulation consumption at times when mains voltage exceeds to incoming service 230 volts. heads X Free surveys, quotation and specification are available from the manufacturers. Pursue interest This facility enables HDC to borrow funds for low CMT/Member Assessment and monitoring of carbon projects to be repaid from the savings. s proposed/ future energy free funding for Further savings must be ring fenced and used for reduction projects. capital projects future energy saving projects. from Salix Finance X (Carbon Trust) Accelerate and X With the recent introduction of Carbon Emission Andrew Murray, CMT/Member Reduction Target funds (CERT), the council has a Kier Harlow. s complete the golden opportunity to insulate all remaining unfilled Council’s cavity walls at nil cost (100% funds are available). programme to Loft spaces attract funding at a reduced rate. Housing capital programme for 07/08 includes insulate all £211,000 for additional insulation. To ensure HDC remaining council maximize savings, a dedicated resource may be house lofts and required to liaise with tenants, funding providers and appointed intermediaries and deliver the savings. cavity walls Move Council Accommodation review. Council Diary planning, Facilities Manager, CMT/Member Reduction in energy communication Democratic s consumption measurements at meetings to Latton Services Manager. Civic Centre DRAFT ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON FOOTPRINT When will it be Actions done? What needs to be done to make it Who’s Suggested How do we measure its happen? responsible? Decision impact/success? Now Soon Later Area? Bush X Comms. Start council Diary Planning, new protocols, communication CMT, Democratic CMT/Member Reduction in energy Services Man. s consumption measurements at meetings early and Head of Legal CC finish earlier X Services. Exploring cullet Cullet sent for aggregate use diverts waste from Graeme Bloomer/ CMT Carbon and energy reduction. landfill but fails to capture any carbon saving. Cullet Kathy May NI185 and 186 reports. diversion to OI site X sent for remanufacture results in a net saving of 314kg of CO2 per tonne of new product. This is attained from the flux effect that cullet has on virgin materials and energy saved from quarrying and transport activities. Harlow has the only glass plant in the south of England. Clean colour separated glass is a tradable commodity that attracts a resale value. This is not a simple matter and requires careful evaluation, however, if HDC were to divert kerbside collections into the OI glass plant, the environmental benefits may be significant. Promote the X The affordable warmth strategy, as detailed in the Andrew Murray, CMT/Member Carbon and energy reduction. energy strategy parallels a strategic government Lew Searle, David s NI186 and 187 reports. affordable warmth policy aimed at alleviating fuel poverty. (fuel poverty Taylor, Donna Financial savings to strategy and is defined as households that spend >10% of Mason householder and to the council partnership with income on fuel). Local authorities are ideally placed where sheltered housing to identify households in fuel poverty and to provide energy consumption is British Gas help, support and advice to help lift them out of fuel currently subsidized. poverty. This may be achieved by a variety of measures including the council tax rebate scheme; partnerships with energy providers to help introduce vulnerable households to funding providers and by assisting householders to participate in the DRAFT ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON FOOTPRINT When will it be Actions done? What needs to be done to make it Who’s Suggested How do we measure its happen? responsible? Decision impact/success? Now Soon Later Area? ‘Warmfront’ scheme. Further reductions in fuel poverty will accrue from; - completion of the council’s accelerated insulation programme; - the Housing Department adopting a suitable protocol enable vulnerable households (tenants) to have their council dwelling insulated at their request; - by the active participation of Revs and Bens in the council tax rebate scheme and; -by funding publicity and intervention measures for the able to pay sector. Explore alternative e.g. compress the 37.5 hr working week into 4 days HR CMT/Member Energy Consumption reduction (8.00am – 6.40pm). Not all staff would be able or s at CC working want to accommodate this but if we got a 60-75% arrangements X uptake we could power down 75% of the CC on day five and run a five day service on a skeleton staff on a Friday or Monday. Replace old and Change of conventional floor standing boilers to CMT/Member condensing boilers will yield substantial energy and s inefficient boilers X carbon emission savings. Larger commercial chaffetoux boilers serving district heating schemes have a manufacturer’s efficiency rating of 74%. Newer condensing modulating boilers can achieve efficiency ratings between 88 and 94% in full condensing mode. This represents a considerable financial and carbon emission saving. Fuel used by boilers serving sheltered housing is currently subsidized by HDC, any savings will benefit the council pending the fuel escalator transitory period due to end in 2014. Some district heating schemes are using £32,000 gas per annum. A 15% saving DRAFT ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON FOOTPRINT When will it be Actions done? What needs to be done to make it Who’s Suggested How do we measure its happen? responsible? Decision impact/success? Now Soon Later Area? equates to £4,800 per annum for a single installation. Careful selection of boilers is essential to ensure continued confidence of housing maintenance and enable interchange of parts and spares across the council’s stock. A programme of boiler replacement across the district heating schemes will yield substantial financial and carbons savings. A feasibility study will quantify the likely savings. Finance may be available from Salix Finance. Install heat meters X Heat meters permit the heat used by individual Initiated by EHS, Members Carbon and energy reduction. households to be measured enabling the requires council NI185 and 186 reports. into dwellings householder to be invoiced for actual energy used support and the Financial savings. Support of served by district rather than a proportion of the aggregate bill. This active participation council tenants and heating system encourages responsible energy consumption of a number of leaseholders. and shields careful householders from excessive council energy bills brought about by householders that departments. waste energy. The technology incorporates a flow meter and measures flow and return temperature of heating service pipes. The resultant measured value is displayed in KWH. Information from the meters may be collected remotely via the GSM network or web. Beacon authorities such as Nottingham City Council and Woking Council have already adopted this technology through their wholly owned subsidiary companies. Data collection may be outsourced to the meter suppliers, Kamstrup or via another party such as Enviroenergy which is owned by Nottingham City Council who will also undertake the billing process. A working group has looked at this matter. Colleagues from Revs and Bens and IT have genuine reservations about our capacity to adopt this technology internally. DRAFT ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON FOOTPRINT When will it be Actions done? What needs to be done to make it Who’s Suggested How do we measure its happen? responsible? Decision impact/success? Now Soon Later Area? Anecdotal feedback from leaseholders and householders in general needs accommodation has been very supportive. This is a major initiative that requires careful consideration and the participation of a number of council departments to be successful. The benefits will be revealed in a fairer system and likely substantial energy and carbon emission savings. This work is essential to promote energy conservation within the district heating schemes. Install solid wall X This work is essential to reduce condensation and Housing CMT/Member Carbon and energy reduction. unfit housing within Harlow. It will also greatly department s NI186 reports. Provision of external cladding reduce energy consumption and justified tenant decent homes and healthier to increase SAP complaints. It will increase thermal comfort. It is housing. Content tenants. rating to ‘no fines’, expensive. Requires a feasibility study and action Fewer complaints. plan. It just needs doing!!! solid block and system built homes Explore biomass Biomass boilers use woodchip from waste wood and EHS, Housing, CMT/Member Carbon and energy reduction. sustainable sources. New boiler technology from Finance. s NI186 reports. Council seen boilers to serve Germany and Austria is very reliable and efficient. as an exemplar. Promotion of district heating X The incorporation of biomass into district heating will local wood fuel industry. reduce carbon emissions by approximately 92% and Opportunity to recycle waste reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Suffolk County wood from Harlow’s own Council has adopted this technology widely in a arboricultural activities. number of their larger schools and other buildings including county offices that are shared with the local council in Ipswich. Due to the need for good road access and space for fuel storage, the application of this technology will be limited. The government wish to promote biomass and do so through the Carbon Trust, Salix Finance and through the LCBP where 50% grants are available. The Forestry Commission DRAFT ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON FOOTPRINT When will it be Actions done? What needs to be done to make it Who’s Suggested How do we measure its happen? responsible? Decision impact/success? Now Soon Later Area? has recently submitted a business case to government to promote development of the wood fuel industry in the east of England. Wood fuel from Harlow’s own activities may be incorporated into the wood fuel supply. HDC has won funding for a nd biomass feasibility study which will take place on 2 June 2008. To be successful this initiative will require careful evaluation and the support of members and a number of council departments. Install more Power consumption of existing servers is very IT CMT Reduced energy consumption significant and a lot of this is for the air conditioning efficient IT servers system to keep them cool. Natural ventilation in that do not require winter months together with improved technology current levels of air X and use of ‘slave’ servers at periods of low demand could significantly reduce consumption. Capital conditioning outlay for new servers.