Falkirk Council's energy consumption represents a significant part of both its carbon footprint and budget.
Effective management of energy is therefore essential to controlling these costs and protecting the environment.
Energy efficiency measures are implemented to reduce the Council's energy use and cover:
- Street lighting
- Vehicle fuel consumption
- Electricity use in our buildings
- Energy use to heat our buildings
To improve local air quality and increase our decarbonisation aims, a growing number of Electric Vehicle charging points will be installed throughout the Council area.
We have expanded our District Heating System, providing an efficient and clean source of energy to more of the Callendar Park buildings.
Many schools in the Falkirk Area are part of Eco-Schools, a global programme empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness. The programme amongst other goals, encourages pupils to reduce energy use in their school.
Renewables such as solar PV panels, air source heat pumps and biomass boilers are installed in a number of new and refurbished buildings, where cost effective and practical to do so.
An efficient building design enables more resilience against severe weather events and savings through a more efficient use of energy. More information can be found on our Buildings standards page.
Top tips to save energy
The Home Energy Scotland provides information on grants and loans to make energy efficiency improvements or renewables installation in your home as well as useful tips to help you save energy.