Bristol City Council United Kingdom - 386 600 inhabitants
Presentation of the organisation:
Bristol today is an aspirational city, the regional capital of England's south west.
At the heart of the city is the harbourside area, transformed in recent years through one of Europe's most successful waterfront regeneration schemes. It is a symbol of Bristol's thriving economy: a blend of new housing and business centres, cultural facilities, bars and restaurants, tourist attractions and landmark developments such as the @-Bristol complex.
Bristol's unique mix of heritage, culture and economic success attracts people from across Britain, Europe and the wider world - and creates a young, diverse and vibrant city. Many come here to study at Bristol's two universities.
Bristol bid to become the European City of Culture in 2008 - and was shortlisted for the title and designated as a Centre of Culture.
Actions implemented in the field of building performance:
Bristol City Council is undertaking energy surveys of all it's major buildings from which a programme of energy efficiency investment is being carried out.
The City Council owns over 500 council buildings including Ashton Court Estate, with it's 16th Century mansion house and the CREATE Centre, an old tobacco warehouse now converted into an environmental centre.
Examples of measures installed so far include: Installing automatic lighting controls in Brunel House, installing cavity wall insulation to South Bristol Cemetery Office, and installing a biomass boiler at Florence Brown Special Schoo and Blaise Plant Nursery.