The Borough of Poole’s innovative Green PEA scheme has received an accolade by the Energy Manager Association.
The Green PEA (Promoting Environmental Action) scheme – has been a major strand of the borough’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2020. We’ve been a supporter of the scheme and we’re delighted to see it receive deserved recognition.
The scheme helps local companies to support the strategy on a voluntary basis by focusing on current carbon footprint and then drawing on expert recommendations making changes to reduce CO2 emissions.
The judges of the Energy Managers Association awards were impressed with the work being done and at the recent EMEX event in London the scheme was Highly Commended in the “Energy Reduction through Organisational Change” category.
“The Energy Managers Association’s Awards celebrate the exemplary and inspirational individuals and projects within the energy management. These outstanding professionals and projects breathe new life into energy management, showcase professional ingenuity, and make significant impacts while boosting organisational performance.”
Businesses in Poole that want to join the scheme are given an energy benchmark, based on cost analysis of current energy usage with recommendations on ways to reduce consumption.
There are five levels that companies can then progress through to achieve further accreditation and meet milestones in an agreed timeframe with a strong emphasis on active support from all level of management.
The borough provides ongoing support, together with access to energy conservation experts.
Through involvement with the EU Covenant of Mayors, the borough has a target to reduce meet the 20% carbon emissions reduction target in four years’ time.
Read more about the Green PEA scheme here.