Hampshire Council to save £5m through energy efficiency7th March 2014
Hampshire County Council has announced its intention to make 25 of its buildings more energy-efficient.
According to the Basingstoke Gazette, a plethora of measures will be undertaken, such as installing new lighting with automated controls, roof and cavity wall insulation and draught-proofing, in the hope of saving as much as £5 million over the next 25 years.
The decision comes as part of the Energy Performance Project, which will see an investment in libraries, council offices and nursing homes.
Such proposals form part of the council's ambition to lower its carbon emissions by 20 per cent by 2015.
Councillor Mel Kendal said this was just the start of such changes.
"We would like to continue by supporting other public sector services and schools to do the same in the future", she said, adding that the council's property services team was enabling the the county's fire authority to adopt similar changes.
A recent report by the Carbon Trust revealed how UK workplaces were missing out on savings as large as £300 million, by failing to encourage good habits with energy usage.
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