EPC guarantees Glasgow leisure centres £106k annual savings


An energy performance contract (EPC) across leisure centres operated for Glasgow City Council will reduce bills by six figures per year.

Veolia’s agreement with Glasgow Life, a charity that delivers leisure and learning activities for the council, guarantees savings of over £106,000 per year and a reduction of 1.7GWh of energy drawn from the grid.

Installing a 125kWe combined heat and power (CHP) plant under the contract, alongside variable speed drives, energy management system upgrades and new lighting, will also help cut carbon emissions by 200 tonnes per annum.

The project, delivered via the Scottish Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency framework, will also improve resilience at the Scotstoun, Gorbals and Bellahouston Leisure Centres.

Richard Kirkman, Veolia’s chief technology & innovation officer, said EPCs have a “key role” in enabling the public sector to become more sustainable while improving services for local communities.

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