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Energy and waste initiatives

From street lighting to food waste recycling, looking after our energy use and waste is a key part of the work we do at Bracknell Forest.

Below are some highlights of our work that impacts climate change.

2021

Food waste collections

We are introducing weekly food waste collections for houses in Bracknell Forest from March 2021.

2020

Green Homes grant

We secured a further £900,000 Green Homes grant to help improve the energy efficiency of poor energy rated homes.

2019

Finished phase 1 of upgrading our street lights

We finished phase 1 of upgrading all our street lights to greener, more energy efficient LED (light emitting diode) technology.

Since 2016, 14,500 streetlights have been upgraded to LED. This provided energy savings of 55% between April 2016 and April 2019.

Energy Performance Certificates

We implemented processes to get and display Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in all council owned buildings with over 500m2 floor space.

2018

Leaving Easthampstead House

We reduced council office space and consolidated our energy consumption by leaving Easthampstead House.

Warfield Park Mobile Homes improvements

£3 million of external funding for the residents of Warfield Park Mobile Homes enabled the installation of mains gas. This provided an average saving of 40% on gas bills for these residents.

2016

Started converting street lighting to LEDs

We began upgrading all our street lights to greener, more energy efficient LED (light emitting diode) technology.

2015

Replacing combined heat and power units

We replaced the combined heat and power units at Coral Reef Waterworld and Bracknell Leisure Centre.

Installing solar panels

We installed solar panels on the roof at Garth Hill school.

Installing solar panels

We installed solar panels on the roof of Wilde Theatre in South Hill Park.

2014

Green Deal Communities grant

We secured a £1.8 million Green Deal Communities grant. This supported residents living in poorly heated homes with home energy efficiency measures.

Eco-schools scheme

We supported 30 local schools to register for Eco-schools scheme. We also implemented annual school environmental reports.

Refurbished Time Square

We reduced our energy consumption by refurbishing Time Square.

2013

Seymour House

We reduced council office space and consolidated our energy consumption by demolishing Seymour House.

Installing solar panels

We installed solar panels at Priestwood Community Centre.

2012

Installing solar panels

We installed solar panels at Bracknell Leisure Centre.

2010

Biomass pellet boiler

A biomass pellet boiler was installed at Garth Hill college to heat the buildings.

2009

re3 waste partnership

Through the re3 waste partnership we started the diversion of a proportion of household waste to an 'energy from waste' plant to help produce heat and power. We partnered with charitable organisations to recycle and re-use furniture and paints.

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