Council reduce energy bills

A calculator, pen, and financial statement.

A calculator, pen, and financial statement.

0
Have your say

Angus Council has reported a £178,382 reduction for their year-on-year energy spending for council buildings and street lighting.

The savings has been attributed to factors such as energy efficient light fittings, reduced energy consumption in street lights, a mild winter and other conservation projects.

The Communities Committee heard on Tuesday that energy consumption had gone down 5.8% and carbon emissions reduced by 5.5% in 2014/15.

There was also an underspend of £248,020 in relation to water and drainage expenditure for 2014/15. The overall spend was nearly 20% less than in the previous 12 months.

A council spokesperson said: “Staff in departments across the council estate have helped us to achieve an excellent 4,200,148 kWh reduction energy consumption and the associated savings.

“As a direct result, we saw a very encouraging 1,280,104kg reduction in carbon emissions.”

There was also an underspend of £248,020 in relation to water and drainage expenditure for 2014/15. The overall spend was nearly 20% less than in the previous 12 months.

This was because of lower than expected water and drainage costs and a urinal control installation project at all council buildings, including offices, schools and leisure centres, which helped to reduce overall water consumption by 57,314 cubic metres.