Two Cities Project Environmental Auditing
|Location: London||Client: Diocese of London
|Date: 2009 - 2011||Sector: Carbon and Energy|
The Diocese of London wished to understand the environmental impacts from energy, water and waste for a select range of churches spread across the City of London and the City of Westminster. The audit assisted the Diocese in implementing and achieving reductions, particularly in greenhouse gas emissions reported as CO2e.
The audit comprised of churches in the London Diocese.
A detailed audit was carried out for each church, including ancillary areas and buildings (accommodation, church hall, parish room) as well as the gardens and open spaces directly associated with the churches.
- An assessment of the church for the purposes of providing a DEC, this required the gross internal floor area to be measured
- A summary plan of the church and buildings including floor area, services layout, ducting, piping and conduits
- A summary assessment of the existing service installations including; boilers, hot water, lighting, transformers and drainage
- Confirmation of the use of water, and both direct/indirect sources of energy as described in scope of the tender
- Confirmation of the waste water and solid wastes (categorised) generated in the use of the buildings.
The audits were carried out during the course of a year.
In summary a range of recommendations was prepared from no cost (improving property energy management) through to those that required capital expenditure ranging from the small installation of thermostats and times through to new boilers, PV roof installations and transparent thermal pillow to insulate roof voids.
In all the saving identified amounted to over 600 tonnes of savings to be delivered in 2012.