Energy Saving Dundee City Council NDEE Project Delivers As Promised

The energy conservation measures delivered through the Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency (NDEE) framework for Dundee City Council have completed the measurement and verification phase and we are delighted to announce that they have met their financial and environmental targets, delivering 1,625 tonnes of carbon reduction and £466,330 in energy savings in its first full year of performance.

The works saw improvements made to some of Dundee Council’s highest energy consuming buildings including the Dundee Ice Arena, St Johns RC High School, Lochee Swim & Leisure and Dundee International Sports Arena.  Vital Energi’s engineers installed a range of energy conservation measures which include Solar PV, lighting improvements and upgrades to the heating, ventilation and cooling system.  Vital Energi worked closely with the Council to ensure all works were completed on programme and minimised disruption on the day to day operations of buildings

Dundee City Council have very ambitious decarbonisation targets, so we are delighted to confirm that the energy conservation measures are now working as designed, contributing strong carbon savings and making a significant contribution to them meeting their target of achieving city-wide carbon emission reductions of 40% by 2030. The NDEE framework has proven popular with the public sector as contractors deliver an energy performance contract which guarantees carbon and financial savings, transferring much of the risk from the client to the contractor and giving them long-term budget certainty.”

Scott Lutton, Operations Director – North And Scotland

In addition to the environmental benefits, Vital Energi were able to work with Dundee City Council to conduct a range of tours of the St Andrews Biomass Energy Centre for local youths and visit local primary schools to teach the children about the importance of reducing carbon emissions which ended in a tour of a working plant room.

The energy saving measures are now saving over 4.5 million kilowatt hours each year and contributing to a cleaner, greener Dundee.