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Energy, environment and sustainability
Here you can find information on our electricity use at our building in Kew. Please click on the graph image to view recent months' usage.
Open the document below to view our electricity use in half-hourly intervals, updated every working day.
View our electricity use data (CSV, 0.43Mb)
We take 12,614,400 measurements of temperature and humidity levels in our repositories each year.
Our environmental commitment
At The National Archives, we are committed to continually improving our environmental performance - to reducing our energy use and carbon emissions, preventing pollution and reducing our waste streams. On 14 May 2010, the Prime Minister set a target for central government to reduce its carbon emissions by 10% within 12 months. On 6 July 2011, the Cabinet Office and DECC announced that government has achieved this target, saving a total of 13.8%. In 2013-14, carbon emissions from energy use in our buildings reduced by 15% compared with 2012-13 (a 50% reduction compared with 2009-10). Also in 2013-14, 54% of our total waste was re-used or recycled. Water consumption reduced by 2% compared with 2012-13 (a 14% reduction compared with 2009-10).
For more information about our plans, see our sustainable development targets for 2011, and environmental policy statement.
Sustainable Development targetsSee information regarding our sustainable development targets for 2011-12.
Sustainable development targets for 2013-14 (DOC, 0.18Mb)
Read our environmental policy statement (PDF, 0.08Mb)
Biodiversity Action Plan
The grounds of The National Archives, Kew, are host to many varied species of flora and fauna.
At the National Archives we are looking at ways in which we can sustain and improve our biodiversity for the future.
Ecological walkover survey report (PDF, 1.19Mb)
Biodiversity Action Plan (PDF, 2.26Mb)
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