Peterborough energy-saving programme receives award
Honeywell’s collaboration with Peterborough City Council to create a framework for cutting energy use while maintaining municipal facilities has won the 2014 award for the best renewable-energy and energy-efficiency initiative from the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE). The council’s energy-efficiency framework enables public authorities, social landlords and educational establishments to take advantage of energy-performance contracting (EPC) — a fast and effective procurement route for projects to help cut utility consumption and costs.
John Harrison, executive director of resources with Peterborough City Council, explains, ‘We have successfully set up a fully functioning, simple-to-use, EU-compliant framework where, from inception, works can be on site and completed within a 6-month period.
‘This facility is also available to other public-sector organisations across the country, all of whom face similar challenges.’
Honeywell was appointed the framework delivery partner in June 2013. The first EPC was awarded early in 2014 to retrofit eight properties and has already helped the council to deliver over £1.1 million in energy savings. Measures include upgrading or replacing building control systems, air-handling units, lighting systems and pool-filtration systems. These measures have trimmed energy use or reduced maintenance costs.