The Department for Transport's measures to reduce energy consumption and costs, and carbon emissions
More efficient building
To make our headquarters in London more efficient, we:
- are installing more energy-efficient lighting
- have installed pulse meters on our electric and gas meters so we can identify and fix wastage
- have switched off all unnecessary lighting in reception areas
- have installed timers on all hot water heaters in tea-points so that they’re not on in the evenings or at weekends
- have switched off and isolated all heaters in stairwells
We are currently assessing the CO2 benefits of the above measures.
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Staff behaviour change
We also provide our staff with regular reminders and tips on how to save energy in the office, such as:
- turning off monitors when away from the desk
- greater use of video or telephone conferencing
- using the stairs instead of the lift
- displaying weekly energy use on news screens in the department