Wellington City Council has undertaken to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2020 compared to 2003 levels. Reducing energy use will play a significant part in this overall reduction.
The Council has been actively managing it energy use since 2007 and has implemented a wide rage of efficiency measures including lighting, boilers, swimming pool systems, chillers, BMS optimisation and air handling systems.
WCC provides monthly energy and cost data to its asset managers and those of its major Council Controlled Organisations, and managers can interrogate the energy data management system directly to obtain more detailed information.
The Energy manager works across Council and the major CCOs to investigate energy issues, make energy saving recommendations and implementing measures.
The Living City team has a goal of reducing impact on the environment by promoting green technology & services, investing in green infrastructure and reducing emissions from energy transport and waste.
The overall policy is steered by a Climate Change Action Plan adopted in October 2013.