Carbon footprint of public sector buildings in England and Wales to be released

March 17, 2011

The energy usage of 40,146 public buildings—including schools, hospitals, and offices—in England and Wales is being released to the public. Among the findings: only 568 buildings get 1% or more of their electrical energy from renewable energy sources but 119 buildings get more than 50% of their electrical energy from renewable sources; Manchester University has the highest carbon emissions on this list, producing 51,601 tons of CO2 in 2008; and a recreation center uses the most electricity proportionally of any building on this list: 475 kw per hour per square metre.

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Source: Sustainable Cities Collective

         
 

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