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Council receives highest recognition for green credentials - 18/11/16
For a third year running Hull City Council has received national recognition after being awarded the highest level of an environmental accreditation scheme.

The council has been commended for its Investors in the Environment (IiE) accreditation which demonstrates its firm commitment to reducing environmental impacts on the organisation.

The audit took place on Tuesday 18 October and a range of criteria was met in order for the council to receive this status.

Councillor Martin Mancey, Portfolio Holder for Energy City, said: ""To receive this recognition for a third year in a row shows that the Council is fully committed to improving energy efficiency in order to protect our environment.

""In the last few years we have worked hard to reduce our carbon emissions by investing in a range of projects to decrease our energy use from the grid. We also have an extensive programme of secondary school refurbishment which has seen the installation of biomass boilers.""

Martin Budd, Environment and Climate Change Strategic Advisor, said: ""As a Council we are proud of our green credentials and scored beyond the annual two per cent reduction in energy use required by Green level IiE.

""As an authority it is important that we show we are leading the way in making positive changes to reduce carbon emissions. By doing so, we hope that other Hull organisations will make similar changes so that we have a positive impact on the environment.""

The Council has an extensive programme of secondary school refurbishment which has seen the installation of biomass boilers. The authority is making a significant investment to replace streetlights in the city with LED lights, which will further reduce carbon emissions, make the streets safer and brighter, and are more reliable and longer lasting.

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