Knauf Insulation launches Index scoring Local Authorities on energy efficiency

A new pilot tool which has assessed and scored 25 Local Authorities in England on their efforts to improve energy efficiency has been launched last week by Knauf Insulation.

The Local Authority Energy Efficiency Index, supported by the UK Green Building Council, allows officials, councillors and other interested parties to measure their work on energy efficiency against other areas, and find ways to overcome barriers they may be facing.

The 25 Local Authorities have been scored on a number of indicators, including energy efficiency in the community and housing, as well as energy management within their own buildings and the energy infrastructure that they oversee.

The top five performing Local Authorities were: Southampton, Kingston-upon-Hull, Peterborough, Leeds and Coventry.

The Index also offers each individual authority potential strategies to improve energy management in their area based on their current score.

John Alker, Director of Policy and Communications at the UK Green Building Council, said: “Councils are often at the frontline of delivering energy services, and tend to be trusted by residents and businesses. Many have done this extremely well, with very little resources.

“This Index not only praises those leading Local Authorities, but by highlighting best practice and exploring barriers, it offers advice and strategies for those councils eager to make greater progress. Central Government should support this by seeing Councils as a route through which to deliver capital investment in the energy efficiency of our built environment.”

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This article, including the image, has been adapted from an article published in UK Green Building Council.