E.ON is helping Leeds City Council to achieve a 26%* saving in energy costs

The background

E.ON is working with Leeds City Council to significantly reduce the energy consumption and carbon footprint of a selected portfolio of nine public buildings throughout the city, including leisure centres, schools and data centres

The seven-year contract is calculated to achieve a 26%1 saving in energy costs through a range of energy-saving measures.
In order to help finance the work, E.ON has developed an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Leeds City Council which guarantees the level of energy savings that will be achieved by the designed solution and within a fixed budget.
Due for completion in July, the city-wide project is part of the RE:FIT initiative.

The benefits

The benefits of this project include:

  • The guaranteed savings pay for the investment
  • More effective control of heating, cooling and lighting throughout the buildings
  • Improved energy efficiency using upgraded lamps, motion detection and daylight harvesting
  • Reduced energy consumption through voltage and boiler optimisation
  • Reduced heat loss via swimming pool covers and fast-acting vehicle access doors

Retain capital

“This is an important step forwards for the city of Leeds as we move towards a low-carbon, energy-efficient future.
By offering us the flexibility of an Energy Performance Contract, E.ON has enabled us to invest in important sustainability measures that would have been difficult to finance otherwise. We’re looking forward to realising the expected cost savings following the completion of the improvements.”

Polly Cook, Executive Project Manager, Leeds City Council


The project

E.ON is working to install and upgrade the buildings’ facilities to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. The improvement work varies between sites but includes:

  • boiler and voltage optimization
  • air handling unit upgrades
  • building management system upgrade renewal
  • lighting renewal
  • pool cover installation

The EPC will deliver the technology the Council needs to improve the energy efficiency of its buildings and facilities, with the incremental savings achieved paying for the investment.
The nine buildings benefiting from the work are:

  • Aireborough, Kirkstall, Pudsey and Wetherby leisure centres
  • Apex House Data Centre
  • Torre Road Transport Centre
  • Middleton Park Office
  • Prince Henry’s Grammar School
  • Little London Primary School

Due for completion in July, the city-wide project is part of the RE:FIT initiative, which originated in London and is being rolled out throughout the UK to assist public bodies to significantly reduce their carbon emissions.

The technology

The Energy Performance Contract (EPC) guarantees the level of energy savings that will be achieved by the designed solution and within a fixed budget.

This allows organisations to meet their energy and carbon reduction targets, without the need for additional capital investment.
The contract guarantees that the energy conservation measures it implements will generate sufficient savings to pay for the project. And, all additional savings gained after the contract ends will accrue solely to you, the customer.

RE:FIT

The RE:FIT initiative is being rolled out throughout the UK to assist public bodies to significantly reduce their carbon emissions from buildings which will help achieve the regions carbon reduction targets.

*Based on a reduction of 6,604,936 kWh against a baseline of 20,282,124 kWh given an electricity price of 7.5501 ppkWh and a gas price of 2.3796 ppkWh.