Grimsby Leisure Centre has undergone a major £416,000 energy saving project that will save 190 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. The investment will make a huge difference to the site not only to reduce the environmental impact, but improve the experience for customers too.
The project was carried out in stages over a year to minimise disruption. 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.
Further investment has seen the old heating system replaced with new, efficient condensing boilers, making significant energy savings.
The Health and Wellbeing Site previously had solar PV installed. The grant has seen further investment making better use of the space on the roof of the New Pool building. The larger capacity will see the buildings supply more of its own clean, zero emissions electricity: reducing costs.
The new energy measures are set to save a massive £45,000 on energy bills a year.
Councillor John Fenty, Deputy Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Skills and Housing, 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.
Example of new LED lights in swimming pool