Annual Energy Efficiency Report 2011
Energy usage for 2011 decreased by 10.8% from the same period in 2010, which resulted in a reduction of CO2 emissions of 7.5%. Staff of the Office met regularly with the Office of Public Work’s energy consultant during 2011. These meetings developed an awareness of the efforts required to continue the reduction in the Office’s energy consumption. Further meetings are planned for 2012 and more initiatives will be introduced to ensure the overall target of a 20% reduction in energy usage is realised. Additionally, the Office will receive a Display Energy Certificate indicating its current rating in the scheme. Overall our efforts have been noted positively by the energy consultant.
The reduction in energy usage is illustrated by the below charts which display a comparison between December 2010 and December 2011 as well as a full year comparison between 2010 and 2011. The charts show favourable reductions in energy usage resulting from a more optimal approach to energy usage throughout the Office. Energy usage was as follows for 2011:
Electricity: 267,081 KWh
Gas: 140,100 KWh