Wakefield Council saves over £4m while cutting carbon emissions


wakefield Saving money and being ‘green’ are issues at the top of most government department’s agendas and Wakefield Metropolitan District Council has achieved both these things while also providing more flexible working and improved working environments, and enabling better collaboration.


Wakefield’s WorkSmart change programme is transforming and modernising the way council officers and elected members work together to deliver services to citizens. They are cutting costs by reducing the number of buildings they operate and saving 127,000 travel miles a year, equating to 35 tonnes of carbon, by enabling their e-services staff to adopt some level of home working.


The WorkSmart programme is being supported by a Microsoft Services Premier Support agreement, which has enabled Wakefield to deploy the latest technologies and provided them with their own Technical Account Manager to advise and guide them through the change process.


You can read the full case study on the deployment project or read more on the environmentally friendly elements of the story on the LocalGov website.


Posted by Amanda

Comments (3)

  1. With sustainability and improved environmental performance being two of the hottest topics around today,

  2. News says:

    With sustainability and improved environmental performance being two of the hottest topics around today

  3. I have just read a thought-provoking and enlightening article in the Economist on computing sustainability

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