Cost-cutting measures at Grimsby Leisure Centre
Although the scheme has cost £416,00, it is expected to save £45,000 a year on energy bills.
It will also save 190 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.
According to the council, the investment will make a huge difference in reducing the environmental impact, and will improve the overall customer experience.
The project has been carried out in a phased approach over the course of a year.
All of the old fluorescent and halogen lights have been changed to new energy efficient LED lights, in both the Health and Wellbeing Centre (original building) and throughout the pool building.
The old heating system has also been replaced with new, efficient condensing boilers.
In addition to the solar PV already installed at the Health and Wellbeing Site, panels have now been added on the roof space on the New Pool building.
The larger capacity will see the buildings supply more of its own clean, zero emissions electricity and reducing costs.
Councillor John Fenty said:
“This work is part of a wider project to make our buildings and assets more environmentally friendly
“We are at the forefront of the green revolution with the rise of clean energy happening right on our doorstep, and it’s right that we should reflect this and make efforts to change to cleaner forms of energy.
“I’m really pleased to see not only the Grimsby Leisure Centre, but a wide range of public buildings become more energy efficient – this recent group of NELC projects will save over 300 tonnes of carbon being used each year along with a financial saving of over £75,000 each year in running costs.”
The Smart Energy programme has part funded the project along with Salix Finance, a government funded organisation who provide interest-free loans for public sector organisations to invest in energy efficiency projects. The loan is repaid through the savings made from energy bills to help cover the total cost of the project.