Borough councils in West London could save up to 25% on energy with help from the BRE
Six west London boroughs – Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow could attain energy savings of up to an impressive 25%, should they implement specific, effective energy-saving measures, a new survey by commissioned by the West London Alliance (WLA) and carried out by built environment scientists at BRE reveals.
Energy savings between 5% and 25% can be attained just by improving the efficiency of the council’s properties, while even more bill cuts could be made by making operational efficiencies and encouraging energy saving behaviours.
These quite impressive energy savings can be achieved by applying 55 potential actions into 17 different opportunity areas.
“The financial benefits of these savings could be very significant,” says Charlene Clear, a sustainability consultant at BRE, “as the six WLA boroughs spend an estimated total of £27 million a year on energy use and carbon taxes. These costs are predicted to rise by 37% by 2022, as a result of fuel price increases.”
Key stakeholders from across the six boroughs, such as planning, education, energy and building services personnel, then prioritised these into two action areas to be initially taken forward with support from BRE:
– maximising the opportunities for improving the energy efficiency of properties through retrofit projects;
– developing key performance indicators (KPIs) for energy use across the six boroughs;
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