The Department has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce energy consumption. Our estate partner, Land Securities Trillium, is incentivised to reduce energy consumption by 2 per cent. per annum as part of a shared savings mechanism.
There has been a comprehensive campaign to encourage energy reductions, covering both technical and “housekeeping” measures across the estate. These include the implementation of automatic (‘Smart’) meters to provide half-hourly monitoring of consumption, to enable analysis of trends and resolution of any issues the day after they arise, and to improve reporting to staff. Initial estate-wide “spend to save” investments on energy saving devices are nearing completion and further site-specific measures are now under consideration. Figures for 2007-08 are still being gathered, but significant savings are estimated as a result of these initiatives.
Expenditure for the last couple of years is given in the following table:
£ 2005-06 29,623,598 2006-07 32,675,800