According to Government Data, Nottingham has surpassed its climate change targets four years early in a fight to reduce the cities carbon emissions.
Wetherby Building Systems Ltd are pleased to have contributed to the reduction by supplying multiple large schemes with External Wall Insulation systems, providing significant energy efficiency improvements to private and social properties.
The achievement has beaten a target set by Nottingham City Council to reach a 26% reduction by 2020, and means Nottingham is now producing almost three tonnes less of CO2 per year per person than in 2005.
The city also now boasts the greatest reduction in emissions and the low emissions per person out of the largest UK cities outside London.
Statistics reveal that since 2011-12 there has been a significant fall in the city’s carbon emissions due to a reduction in domestic energy use. This coincides with Nottingham City Council’s programme of energy saving investments in social housing such as external wall insulation programmes which have also been open to private owners and the installation of solar panels on over 4,000 of council house roof tops.
Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Energy and Sustainability Cllr Alan Clark said. “Nottingham is at the forefront of sustainability awareness and these latest figures maintain the city’s position as the UK’s most energy self-sufficient city.”
“There has been a real move towards sustainability in the city with a wide range of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors carrying out vital work to reduce our environmental impact. Beating our target is a fantastic recognition of the efforts across the city to achieve this aim.”
Wetherby’s Technical Sales Manager Pat Stanley commented “We have worked on some fantastic schemes alongside Nottingham City Homes to supply External Wall Insulation and it is great to see the contribution it has made to Nottingham achieving the climate change target 4 years early.
“There are many more projects in the pipeline which will contribute to the climate change achievements going forward.”