Energy efficiency is one of the pillars of Fife Council Energy Strategy.
Over 70% of the Council’s carbon emissions come from heating and lightning council buildings (half of it comes from schools and leisure facilities). gas and electricity bills cost the council £13.1 million in 2013/14.
We aim to reduce revenue costs and carbon emissions by implementing energy efficiency measures across the Council’s estate.
In 2013/14 over 100 Energy Efficiency projects have been implemented including:
projects to improve the thermal performance of the buildings and reduce their heat losses, for example – attic insulation and cavity wall insulation;
projects which improved the quality of the lightning and sustainability reduced the energy consumption;
projects addressing the mechanical building services, for example- upgrading the boilers from non-condensing to condensing and converting electric heating to gas;
projects that improved the BEMS (Building Energy Management Systems) and heating controls.
The above improvements will save the Council an estimated £262,000 in energy costs annually and reduce carbon emissions by 1,437 tonnes a year.