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Torbay Council have secured a £1.9 million grant to upgrade the heating and energy efficiency of Torbay Leisure Centre, reducing the centre’s carbon emissions by 60%. This project is being funded via the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

The existing gas boiler system will be replaced with an air source heat pump, reducing the carbon intensity of the leisure centre’s heating system. To mitigate the expense of running the air source heat pump secondary measures to reduce emissions have been proposed. These include increasing the energy efficiency of other operations within the centre and the installation of solar panels to reduce electricity costs. It is expected that these changes will save 318 tonnes of CO2 a year, the equivalent to taking 156 cars off the roads each year.

How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?

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