LFEPA Energy Efficiencies

MQT on 2011-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2011
Question By: 
Brian Coleman
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Environment Agency has ranked LFEPA and City Hall jointly as 34th out of 2103 organisations for the actions we have taken to improve our energy efficiency. Transport for London were placed 522nd and the Metropolitan Police Service were placed 708th. What actions is the Mayor taking to bring the performance of the rest of the Group in line with LFEPA?


Answer for LFEPA Energy Efficiencies

Answer for LFEPA Energy Efficiencies

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written answer received on 19 January 2012:

MPA response:

The ranking in the CRC performance league table was based on Early Action Metrics. These are weighted 50 per cent each on (i) percentage of the participant's CRC-reported emissions covered by Carbon Trust Standard, and (ii) percentage of voluntary-installed Automatic Metering (AMR).

The Absolute and Growth based metrics on carbon emissions performance did not contribute to this score but have increasing importance in subsequent years.

The MPS's position in the league table therefore reflects non-participation in the Carbon Trust Standard (as it duplicates our existing carbon management system) and our voluntary use of automatic metering.

The MPS aims to increase voluntary AMR coverage due to the benefits associated with capturing robust energy usage data, and continue to manage carbon emissions reduction to ensure the best possible outcome in terms of the Absolute and Growth metrics which will account for 60 per cent of the score in October 2012.

TfL response

The scores in the CRC Performance League Table were based this year entirely on accreditation to the Carbon Trust Standard and the percentage of meters covered by Automated Meter Reading (AMR).

TfL scored 48 per cent for Carbon Trust Standard accreditation by London Underground and head office buildings and for AMR being rolled out across TfL sites.

This score reflects TfL's organisation complexity, with nearly a thousand meters across many different buildings, stations and depots, many of which require access during planned maintenance cycles or upgrades, or the installation of wireless technology, for connection. 

TfL is working to roll out further AMR, according to maintenance timetables and funding available. 

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