with National Librarian John Scally.
The National Library of Scotland has reduced carbon emissions and energy use — and exceeded Scottish Government targets set for 2020.
Success in meeting the climate change targets has earned the Library a gold pledge award from Zero Waste Scotland.
Initiatives to improve energy efficiency resulted in carbon emissions at the Library being reduced by 62%. This is 20% more than the 42% reduction set in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
Energy use throughout the organisation is down by 52%, a major improvement on the 2020 target of 40%.
Zero Waste Scotland praised the National Library for surpassing their goal and for putting in place a 'realistic and measurable plan' that involved all staff.
With the gold standard award the Library has become a Resource Efficiency Ambassador, promoting energy efficiency to other organisations.
Read more in the energy award media release.
26 July 2018