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Defence Estate Quality Management System (DEQMS) BSI Certification

Environment Compliance Element Environmental Management

Energy Efficiency - Implementation & Operation

The Defence Estate Energy Strategy aims to deliver the objectives of the Defence Estate Energy Policy and comprises a comprehensive set of strategic goals and actions under four broad themes:

  • Improving the Efficiency of Existing Assets and Equipment: Defence manages a diverse and unique asset portfolio. This theme explores opportunities for Defence to improve the overall energy performance of the Defence Estate and equipment in an environment of ageing infrastructure and constrained budgets.
  • Providing Efficient New Infrastructure and Equipment: Infrastructure and equipment built or purchased today will be in service for many years to come. This theme identifies how Defence can ensure that capital planning and procurement decisions deliver energy efficient assets, where this provides value for money and meets capability requirements.
  • Using Energy from Renewable and Alternative Sources: Defence has access to solar, wind, geothermal, wave and waste resources. This theme identifies how Defence can expand its renewable energy program and increase the proportion of electricity and fuel sourced from these nonfossil reliant resources, where this is cost-effective.
  • Driving Energy Saving Behaviour: This theme includes actions to build an enabling culture that supports delivery of the Strategy and ensures that Defence staff and contractors have the capacity to identify and implement energy saving initiatives.