CRC energy efficiency scheme
The CRC energy efficiency scheme is a mandatory emissions trading scheme for large public and private sector organisations in the UK that aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through energy efficiency. The more CO2 we emit, the more allowances we have to purchase. As a UK Government department, the FSA is a mandated participant, and our London, Cardiff and Belfast offices participate in the scheme.
Government carbon offsetting facility
In 2009, the FSA joined the government carbon offsetting facility scheme to meet the Government commitment to offset carbon emissions from official air travel. Membership of this scheme is compliant with the Kyoto Protocol. By carbon offsetting we help maintain the FSA's reputation within Government as a leader in sustainable operations.
Display Energy Certificate
Since 1 October 2008, public buildings in the UK over 1,000m2 must exhibit a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) prominently at all times. DECs are based upon actual energy usage of a building and increase transparency about the energy efficiency of public buildings. A copy of the latest certificates for the London and Belfast offices are available below.
Sustainability on the FSA's estate
The FSA is committed to energy and water efficiency, recycling and reducing its carbon emissions. Graphs showing our electricity, gas and water consumption and waste recycling on the FSA's estate in Aviation House, London.
Regular testing of air conditioning
The air handling plant in the London office is maintained and inspected regularly. We hold a copy of the current inspection report on the Aviation House air conditioning plant on site.