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Following a national award-winning £1.85m scheme to lower carbon emissions and make Torbay Leisure Centre more energy efficient, councillors had the opportunity to visit the Centre and find out about the improvements – which are estimated to cut the Centre’s carbon emissions by up to 60%.

A more environmentally-friendly air source heat pump has been installed to replace the existing gas boiler system, along with 476 new solar panels on the roof which generate electricity for the centre, as well as 474 LED light fittings in the pool hall, sports hall, gym, corridors and squash courts. A new energy efficient ‘Defender Filter’ pool filtration system has also been installed, as well as ventilation and pipework upgrades and a new building energy management system.

How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?   

Built Environment: Retrofitting existing commercial and industrial premises.

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