Ensuring a sustainable environment
Reducing energy consumption
South Tyneside Council
South Tyneside Council has significantly reduced energy consumption across its building portfolio resulting in a 21% reduction in heating and lighting over the last four years, and generating an annual saving of £346,000. This was achieved by installing LED lighting and motion detector sensors throughout a number of council buildings, installing solar panels on 20 council buildings, and on over 1,025 council homes. Investment in smart meters and technology to ensure accurate readings for gas and electricity has enabled targeted communications to staff during high cost/demand periods.