In line with the Greening Government Commitments (GGC) Agenda the Agency is fully committed to managing and reducing energy consumption across the UK wide estate.
During 2009-10 Automated Meter Reading Equipment (AMR) has been installed at most sites allowing for the first time full visibility of our electricity usage.
Future initiatives are also planned for Gas and Water consumption.
Moving forward this will allow us to benchmark our properties in terms of category and geographic location and where problems and issues are identified Regional Business Managers and Property Managers will be required to put in place preventative actions to reduce excessive energy consumption and reduce waste.
We will be publishing consumption information relating to each Regional area as well as HQ and our Training Centre.
The latest information relating to consumption can be accessed below
For our HQ building, MCA Cardiff and our Training Centre click here
For our Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) buildings click here
For our Scotland and Northern Ireland Region click here
For our East of England Region click here
For our Wales and West of England Region click here
It should be noted that not all properties have AMR meters fitted, however as these are fitted we will reflect this information within the reporting.
10 % Carbon Reduction Update and New 25 % Target Set
The Prime Minister has announced that carbon emissions from Government HQs and offices have been slashed by nearly 14% in just one year, and told Whitehall it would have to go further by cutting emissions by 25% by 2015.
It is estimated energy bills have been cut by £13 million as a result of bearing down on energy wastage in government departments. The 10% target covered around 300,000 civil servants in 3,000 buildings. Between 14 May 2010 and 13 May 2011 more than 100,000 tonnes of CO2 was saved.
The new 25% target for cutting carbon emissions will have an increased scope and include business-related transport.
Commenting on the 10% achievement, Prime Minister David Cameron said:
"A 13.8% cut in emissions in just one year is a great result and the civil service should be very proud of this achievement. But to be the greenest government ever we need to do more to stamp out energy waste in Whitehall, and make it easier for people and business to use energy more efficiently. That’s why I’m committing the Government to go further by reducing emissions by 25% by 2015."
Further information relating to this Government wide target can be obtained on the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) website by clicking here