The States of Jersey are committed to increasing the efficiency of service operations and reducing the environmental impact of its day to day activities in delivering its services. In 2010, the States spent almost 5% more on energy than in 2009, largely driven by rising prices in the cost of fuel over the period, thus putting significant pressures on budgets.
Spend analysis on energy and water has identified the potential for significant improvements and efficiency gains. These will not only result in immediate cashable efficiencies, but will also assist the States in achieving an improved performance on sustainability and environmental objectives too.
In April 2011, the States launched ‘Eco Active States’, an awareness and action campaign designed to ensure all States Departments achieve Eco Active accreditation by 2014, but further sustained efficiencies will be realised through investment in energy saving technology across the estate. To this end, the States, following a competitive process appointed Henderson Green to identify the optimum programme of investment that will both sustain the immediate gains made through raising awareness of energy-efficiency, and deliver further gains through use of appropriate technology.
These reports have been produced by Henderson Green in order to provide support to the energy project for Health and Social Services and Jersey Property Holdings in identifying and validating the costs and savings associated with all invest-to-save projects within the Estates. The aim is to identify projects that will achieve the targeted savings with minimum investment and risk, to help reduce and better manage energy and water consumption in the future.