Bracknell Forest Council made a commitment to tackle the causes and effects of climate change. This was one by adopting the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change. They refreshed their commitment to action on climate change by becoming a signatory to Climate Local. The Local Government Association’s successor to the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change.
Bracknell Forest Council was selected, amidst strong competition, to take part in this ambitious programme. Bracknell Forest Council partnered with the Carbon Trust on this programme in order to realise vast carbon and cost savings. This Carbon Management Plan commits the council to a target of reducing CO2 by 25% by 2012 and underpins potential financial savings to the council of around £4.4 million.
The Library contains areas of offices but also has many specialised storage areas for the books. These areas need to be maintained at stable temperatures and humidity levels in order to appropriately care. Despite this Whitegrove Library set a target to reduce the energy used. Savawatt reduced the consumption on the air conditioning systems, whilst still maintaining the required temperature and humidity conditions
Savacontrols were installed at the Whitegrove Library to help it become a Green Building. Savawatt offer a range of of energy saving, intelligent, fully integrated controls. In the case of the council we installed to the existing air conditioning systems on site. The benefit of retro fitting is to save on the expensive costs of an upgrade and prolong the life of existing working equipment.