Guidance

Green government: guidance on measurement and reporting

Individual departments are responsible for publishing their own performance data and plans.

Documents

Greening Government Commitments - guidance on measurement and reporting

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Priority Actions for FM practitioners

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Energy Saving Measures

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Green ICT Guidance

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ICT Top Tips

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10% Carbon Reduction on the Government Estate: End of Programme Report in PDF Format

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Departmental 10% Carbon Reduction Plans in PDF Format

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10% Carbon Reduction Scope Document in PDF Format

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10% Carbon Reduction Weather Correction Methodology in PDF Format

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10% Carbon Reduction: Chart of profiled usage in PDF Format

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10% Carbon Reduction: Carbon emissions from departments May 2010 – May 2011 in PDF Format

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Cumulative emissions in CSV Format

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Detail

The commitments for greening government operations and procurement, published on 28 February 2011, set out a range of new measures including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing waste, reducing water use, being transparent about the impact of government’s supply chain, and making procurement of goods and services more sustainable whilst continuing to deliver value for money.

On 14 May 2010, the Prime Minister committed government to reducing its carbon emissions by 10% in 12 months. Government has achieved this target, saving a total of 13.8% in 12 months. This was an ambitious and challenging commitment on energy efficiency, spanning 3,000 central government office buildings and 300,000 civil servants. Never before has government achieved this level of reductions in such a short space of time. Cabinet Office has published a short film and a report on how government achieved the target.

Real time reporting of energy use has been implemented across central government headquarter buildings to ensure greater public transparency in Whitehall’s energy efficiency. These systems have been in place since summer 2010 with the data published regularly on departments’ websites.

Guidance for departments

In order to drive the necessary progress toward meeting the Greening Government Commitments, ministers have taken personal charge of the agenda. Individual departments are responsible for publishing their own performance data and plans, and a formal sub-committee of Cabinet chases progress and robustly challenges departmental performance. The committee is jointly chaired by the Minister for Government Policy, Oliver Letwin, and the Environment Secretary, Caroline Spelman.