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A green energy scheme developed by Plymouth City Council has received awards at the world’s largest climate conference. 

The Fifth Generation Heating and Cooling Network, in Millbay Plymouth, won two prizes at COP28 in Dubai. The scheme earned the Sustainable Infrastructure Grand Prize and the overall Green Solutions Awards Grand Prize, surpassing 200 international entries.

The network will use waste heat from cooling in buildings like Plymouth Pavilions and Moxy Hotel for heating nearby buildings, reducing emissions. Where necessary this is topped up with other renewable sources of heat. Additionally, it provides both heating and cooling to adapt to climate change.

Pipes have been installed as part of the Millbay Boulevard development, and complementary works, including heat pumps and solar installations, have been completed at Ballard House and the Moxy Hotel.

Councillor Tom Briars-Delve expressed pride in the scheme’s recognition and emphasized ongoing efforts to make Plymouth more environmentally friendly.

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