The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) has claimed it has improved its energy efficiency rating by 30 per cent and its category D rating puts its above the government target for energy efficiency in buildings.
Ernest Vincent, Chief Executive, said: “Our team has worked hard over the past three years to vastly reduce the energy the building consumes. Improvements have included installing electrical inverters to reduce the amount of electricity used, the installation of boiler controls, light sensors, LED lighting and new procedures to guide staff to be more energy efficient.”
In June 2008 the government introduced guidelines and legislation that required all government buildings to carry out a survey to assess the amount of energy being used. The QEIICC was then given an operational rating based on meter readings of the actual energy used in the building.
The ratings are categorised from A (super efficient with a mark of 0 – 25) through to G (extremely non-efficient with a mark of over 150).
The QEIICC drove down its score from a 132 F rating in June 2008 to a D rating of 95 in June 2011.
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