Stroud District Council to heat buildings with water from River Frome to cut emissions

The water source heat pump installations are expected to reduce emissions by up to 156 tonnes every year

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Stroud District Council in Central Gloucestershire plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from two of its largest buildings by installing water source heat pumps to heat them.

The buildings, which currently use gas boilers, are located next to the River Frome, South Gloucestershire, a location that will make the deployment of the technology easier.

The new technology is forecast to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 156 tonnes every year across the two sites.

Council Leader Doina Cornell commented: “This is just one of the many measures we are taking to lead by example, make our carbon footprint even lower, and recommit to one of our key Corporate Delivery Plan visions to help the community minimise its carbon footprint, adapt to climate change and recycle more.”

The local authority has committed to making the whole district carbon-neutral by 2030.

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