Save Money on Heating

It may be worth considering not having the heating in council buildings on continuously throughout the day, instead set the heating timer to be switched off several times during the day.

In open plan offices such as Wooocock St there are several hundred computers/laptops being used each day which generates heat

Heating should be switched on early morning, but could be turned off during the middle of the day and turned back just before dusk

Why the contribution is important

Reducing the time the heating is on in the buildings across the city would reduce the money BCC pay to the uttility companies thus creating an annual saving on already overstretched budgets

by Kevj on December 11, 2014 at 05:20PM

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  • Posted by cooper December 15, 2014 at 10:55

    There have got to be efficiencies that can be made. It is so hot in the council house that I can't bear to wear more than a tshirt. Whilst we need to be comfortable, this is ridiculous in winter.
  • Posted by Margaret December 15, 2014 at 21:19

    Sutton New Road is constantly hot.
    It's ridiculous to have the radiators on, and the windows open letting all the expensive warm air out.
  • Posted by gray1h January 08, 2015 at 12:28

    What is ridiculus is that a lot of the heating systems in large buildings are not zoned properly. Which means the heat is either regulated by the boiler point or a couple of thermostats that are remote from the working areas. Surely in this age of energy conservation and cost cutting if systems were zoned correctly then each office or even floor could be controlled individually. There may be a couple of arguements when you get one person saying its too cold or too hot but got to be better than wasting a fortune and everyone suffering for it.
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