Decarbonisation Leisure Project Reaches Completion
HPA have been a part of Lancaster City Council’s team in assisting Unify and Salix with the delivery of one of the country’s first carbon neutral leisure centres: Salt Ayre. Construction has recently reached completion, with the centre and its facilities reopened for the upcoming year already.
Aiding LCC’s aspirations of becoming fully net carbon zero by 2030, HPA have utilised their engagement as Principal Designer and Architect of the project, by implementing high quality installation solutions in order to achieve this future target.
It was essential to replace gas boilers with Air Source Heat Pumps, and provide external LED lighting and glazing so as to reduce energy consumption. Part of the external fabric of the building has also been upgraded. The decision to install a nearby solar farm that transfers electricity via direct wire also contributes to the elimination of onsite Co2 emissions.
These improvements have succeeded in minimising issues of Co2 annually, promoting the leisure centre as completely decarbonised – benefitting not only Lancaster City Council’s goal to better the current climate, but also HPA’s own work to reinforce accessible sustainability.
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