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National Indicator NI 185
(CO2 reduction from local authority operations)

Local authorities have to consider the carbon emissions produced while delivering their services to their community. With many operations being out-sourced the environmental performance of contracted companies needs to be evaluated, but is not under the direct control of the local authority.

Administration is a large part of local authority operations, and the premises and staff required make up a significant proportion of the costs directly under local authority control.

Local authority premises vary from modern purpose-built offices, fashionably designed with large expanses of glazing, to listed civic buildings adapted to current requirements. When it comes to maintaining a comforatable yet energy efficient working environment, each building brings its own set of problems.

From over-working air conditioning, excessive heat gain and glare in modern buildings, to inadequate, retro-fitted or temporary air conditioning in older buildings, window film can deliver significant carbon emission and energy cost savings, while improving staff comfort and performance.

In the coming years UK local authorities will be under increasing pressure to reduce budgets and save money while reducing carbon emissions. For more information on how window film can help a local authority achieve both, contact us on 0845 003 7260 today.

What is National Indicator NI 185?

National Indicator NI 185 is used to measure the progress and achievements of local authorities in reducing CO2 emissions generated from delivering their functions. By reducing emissions from the buildings and transport they use, they can demonstrate leadership and encourage action to tackle climate change in both the business and domestic community.

Reducing their own CO2 emissions puts them in an ideal position to demonstrate leadership and a strategic example to both private sector businesses and the local community. The effectiveness of this leadership and the influence of the local authority can be measured using National Indicator NI 186 (Per capita reduction in CO2 emissions in the local authority area).

How is it Measured?

Each local authority must analyse and calculate the CO2 emissions from the energy used in their buildings and by transport used. This should also include all relevant functions outsourced to private contractors.

Figures for each financial year must be submitted to DEFRA (Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs).

Good performance of a local authority will be determined by year on year improvement. As more information becomes available, government will be looking at opportunities to implement performance benchmarking.

How we can help

Installing window film is one of the biggest improvements you can make to the energy efficiency of your organisation's premises.

To identify reductions in both carbon footprint and energy costs, we provide Radiation Profile Energy audits surveys.

If you're responsible for the improving the energy efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of a local authority, we're here to help you identify the right solutions.