Tag: leisure buildings

Sport Wales awards funding for energy-efficient community facilities

Sport Wales has awarded £1m to help community sports clubs’ facilities become more energy efficient.

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Sport centres decarbonise with heat pumps

The Priory Federation of Academies Trust has embarked on a decarbonisation programme at three of its Lincoln academies with the support of Oakes Energy Services and nine Remeha air source heat pumps.

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Energy-saving improvements made by Epping Forest leisure centres

Loughton Leisure Centre, Ongar Leisure Centre and Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre have cut energy use by investing in various efficiency measures. Together with Epping Forest District Council, Places Leisure identified ways to reduce energy consumption at the leisure facilities and invested in the following improvements: Pool covers at Ongar Leisure Centre and Waltham Abbey Leisure […]

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Energy-efficiency funding from Sport Wales

Sports clubs in Wales can apply for funding to help them become more energy efficient. The Energy Saving Grant from Sport Wales – of up to £25,000– can be used towards the cost of measures such as the installation of solar panels or better insulation. Brian Davies, CEO of Sport Wales, said: We want to […]

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Nuneaton bowling alley halves energy use

A Nuneaton leisure outlet has halved its energy costs after becoming the first recipient of a Green Business Recovery Grant from Warwickshire County Council. Disco Bowl Nuneaton received £45,020 towards the installation of new energy-saving technology – replacement pinsetter machines in its 24 bowling lanes. The work will be complete by the end of March, leaving […]

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DIGITAL FESTIVAL: Decarbonising Leisure Buildings

Our first digital festival of 2023 will focus on the challenges faced by those tasked with decarbonising leisure buildings, with the sessions available to watch live on our Crowdcast channel. The series of free-to-attend sessions runs from 10th to 11th January, covering both existing and newbuild leisure buildings. Energy-efficient retrofit in leisure buildings – 11am, […]

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Cardiff Council taking action on leisure centre energy use

Cardiff Council is looking at ways it can help maintain leisure centre services in the city amid rising energy costs. The social enterprise GLL currently has the contract to run eight leisure centres, which are owned by the council, saving the local authority £3.5m in annual subsidies for the facilities. Rising energy costs mean GLL […]

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Torbay Leisure Centre cuts emissions with renewables

Torbay Leisure Centre is more energy efficient thanks to a £1.85m scheme to lower carbon emissions and install renewable energy. The work – part of a wider project to make Torbay carbon neutral by 2030, led by Torbay Council – was funded through a Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) grant which was secured by the […]

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Swimming pools warn of closures due to energy price rises

The leisure sector has warned that swimming pools urgently need Government support due to the rise in energy costs. Swim England, swimming pool owners and operators, ukactive, the Local Government Association, Community Leisure UK and others attended a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Swimming in Westminster this week and told MPs, including Minister […]

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The benefits of modern press connection technology

For hotel and leisure developments, using a single pipe connection method across the site can be particularly beneficial, especially in terms of speed and success of the installation. Glen Peters, Technical Support Manager at Viega, highlights the benefits of modern press connection technology and its suitability for a range of pipework systems. With the complexity […]

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