Calderdale Council has been working hard to make real reductions in carbon emissions.
The Council is a member of the Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). This is a standard which lets people know which organisations you can trust to have genuinely acted on environmental issues such as climate change and are committed to ongoing improvements. It shows that the Council is at the forefront when it comes to tackling climate change. Some of the projects that helped achieve the standard were:
- A programme of Installing solar panels on suitable schools;
- Reducing the fuel used in Council fleet vehicles;
- Applying energy-saving measures in the construction of Hebden Bridge and Kingcross Libraries as well as the Sowerby Bridge and Brighouse Pools;
- Investing over £250,000 in energy efficiency measures in other existing public buildings;
- installing a ground source heat pump at Shibden Hall's Mereside Cafe.
Follow the links in the menu above for more information about the Council's energy efficiency projects in its buildings and in Calderdale schools. You can also find out what you can do to save energy, money and carbon, both at home and at work.