Hounslow aim to cut emissions on Council buildings

Hounslow Council is aiming to cut their carbon emissions by 40 per cent by upgradig their own buildings.

Schools, leisure centres and offices will undergo a range of improvements, including more efficient lighting and boilers and improved loft insulation. The council’s carbon footprint is currently 50,200 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide a year, most of which is produced by schools.

The council has committed to taking a series of steps which will lead to a 20 per cent cut in CO2 emissions by 2012, and a 40 per cent reduction by 2017.

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