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£1.3 million grant enables leisure centre to boost its green credentials: Chichester District Council

By District Energy posted 04-06-2022 09:52


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The work funded by the grant includes optimising the centre’s combined heat and power plant; installing solar thermal and electric panels; installing an air source heat pump; and carrying out essential repairs.

The appointed contractor, Veolia, has started work on the site, and is expected to complete the work in the summer.

The Westgate decarbonisation project was launched to look at ways of reducing emissions of CO2 from the Chichester leisure centre, which is owned by the council but currently managed and run by Everyone Active.

Decarbonisation is the term used for the process of removing or reducing the carbon dioxide (CO2) output.

The project is part of the council’s drive to reduce greenhouse emissions. In January 2021, the council approved the Climate Emergency action plan which contained a target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 10 per cent year on year until 2025.

Councillor Penny Plant, Cabinet Member for Environment at Chichester District Council, said: “This is a significant project and is a huge step forward in making our Climate Emergency Action Plan a reality.

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