Courtesy of Aberdeen Business News.
ONE of Aberdeen’s largest secondary schools has started reducing its carbon footprint by more than 70% after connecting to a district heat network.
Not-for-profit Aberdeen Heat & Power has installed a 1.2km heat main to link St Machar Academy to Tillydrone Energy Centre and is now delivering affordable heat and hot water to the 900-pupil school.
As well as supplying the academy, the heat main will in future also serve a new 650-pupil primary school being built in Tillydrone and 72 proposed new-build council homes beside Harris Drive.
An existing Aberdeen City Council nursery will also be connected.
Ian Davidson, AH&P chief executive officer, said: “Adding these four substantial connections is giving us an excellent opportunity to expand our Tillydrone heating network.
“Our low carbon emission connections benefit the local environment and help meet zero carbon targets, and — for St Machar Academy in particular — bring huge benefits from using a low cost, low carbon heat source.”
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