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Carbon Reduction

Council Breaks Carbon Reduction Target

In March 2011, Bedford Borough Council adopted an aspirational target to reduce carbon emissions across Council buildings by 40%.

 

In 2016/17 we exceeded this target, reducing the carbon footprint across the Council’s estate by 43%.

 

This huge energy saving is the result of a range of projects and investments across our buildings. These include the largest energy conservation project ever undertaken by the Council- RE:FIT- which saw works completed at a number of sites including Borough Hall, Bedford International Athletics Stadium, Central Library, the Kempston Centre, and Allhallows car park.

 

This included the installation of hundreds of solar panels, with over 200 installed at Allhallows alone. Other works included the conversion of Borough Hall’s heating system to work on natural gas rather than oil, various lighting upgrades, and improved building management systems.

 

Our work and investment in green energy production, including the installation of solar panels and the construction of the River Great Ouse Hydro Power Station, was recognised at the Public Sector Energy & Sustainability Awards 2016, where the Council was announced as National Champion for sustainability.

 

Mayor Dave Hodgson said “It is fantastic that we have exceeded our carbon reduction target and that our work has been recognised on a national level. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges the world faces, and local authorities have a responsibility to take action for the benefit of the local and wider environment. The measures we’ve taken have helped to cut energy use and energy bills, benefitting both our environment and local taxpayers.”

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