UK Parliament

UK Parliament
UK Parliament

The Houses of Parliament examine what the Government is doing, makes new laws, holds the power to set taxes and debates the issues of the day. Parliament consists of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The Parliamentary Estate has 17 buildings including the Palace of Westminster, a Grade 1 Listed Building and part of a World Heritage Site. Performance is monitored on a regular basis for energy and water consumption, waste generated and waste recycled. Positive progress has been made through a range of technologies and improvements.

Our energy use

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UK Parliament shares its sustainability data so that everybody can help to identify new savings and suggest improvements. The icons below show the utility data currently available for each year.

If you have ideas on how UK Parliament could use energy more efficiently, please let us know!

2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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Our Commitment

Parliament's Commitment

Parliament is embracing the challenge of achieving energy efficiency to:
• save taxpayer’s money,

• cut out waste, and

• show leadership on an important national issue.

Our ambition is to achieve a 34% reduction in energy consumption by 2020/21.

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52 people from UK Parliament back our commitment for 7 different reasons.

Recent Blog posts

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Let There Be Light.. Energy Efficient Light!

Ever wondered about the magic of light? How you’re always flooded by it as soon as you stumble through the door after a late night out?  Welcome to the illuminating world of Passive InfraRed…

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Written by CarbonCulture Team from UK Parliament on 5th June 2014

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Earth Hour - Thank you!

Parliament once again switched off its lights for Earth Hour. Thank you to all those who turned off their lights and helped us with this campaign! At 8.30pm on Saturday 29th March…

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Written by CarbonCulture Team from UK Parliament on 1st April 2014

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Postcards – the results are in!

We asked for your ideas and questions about energy at work, and you certainly stepped up to the challenge! A total of 743 ideas and questions were submitted from across …

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Written by CarbonCulture Team from UK Parliament on 5th March 2014

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Recent Stories

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UK Parliament says:

A-rated energy efficient screens that turn off out-of-hours are raising awareness of when & where lights can be switched off. Lights make up a significant portion of energy use at UK Parliament & people using the buildings want to help reduce this

24th November 2014
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UK Parliament has published a blog post: DHRC, Finance and OCE Energy Challenge Week - Submit your stories!

Today is the start of not one but three Department Energy Challenges! The Department of HR & Change, Department of Finance and the Office of the Chief Executive are all taking on the Challenge simultaneously and this is your opportunity to join in!

29th September 2014 4 comments! Add your voice to the conversation!
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John from UK Parliament says:

I have been pleased to see the very big steps made by Estates in recent months and years, such as the large scale introduction of LED lighting and enormous improvements in the Palace heating systems.

9th June 2014
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UK Parliament says:

Engineering contractors Inviron are finding ways in which energy can be reduced by using responsive systems that go on and off dependant on the actual temperature and monitoring the use of heaters within Parliamentary buildings.

28th May 2014
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UK Parliament says:

The SDT is championing some great environmental behaviours. Switching off lights, fans and heaters when they are not in use and ensuring that external doors are not left open, significantly reduces energy consumption across Parliament.

20th May 2014
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Postcards

  • Update all the photocopiers to make them copy double-sided as default.

    A CarbonCulture@UK Parliament member

At UK Parliament our members have suggested 760 ideas to save energy and carbon. Do you have an idea for how to save energy?

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