This project will significantly reduce the University’s carbon footprint, in line with our overall decarbonisation plan. Since Portland Square opened in 2002, there have been major advances in the technology we can use to heat our buildings. Now is the right time to install that, furthering our commitment to increasing efficiency across our campus and improving the experiences of the thousands of students and staff who use the building each week.
Head of Building and Engineering
Everyone – from families and hospital patients to students and public sector workers – should be able to receive a reliable heating and hot water supply. The UK is a world leader when it comes to cutting carbon emissions and while we are committed to funding new, greener heat networks, we also need to update our inefficient systems so everyone can enjoy the benefits and this funding is aimed at doing exactly that.
Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance
We are delighted to know that funding from HNES is translating into real-world benefits. Round 3 grants will help to unlock tangible cost reductions and higher heating efficiency for 9,000 residents, as well as hospitals and university students. Revenue funds also presents a huge opportunity to unlock benefits for countless more heat network customers across England and Wales. We are excited to start working with our funded projects to facilitate the use of low cost, energy efficient heating and support the UK’s journey on the pathway to Net Zero.
Principal Consultant at Gemserv and HNES Programme Manager
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