Coventry Council submits bid for £6m of government funding to decarbonise public buildings

The funding would support the delivery of a string of energy efficiency measures and low carbon heating solutions

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Coventry City Council has submitted a bid for £6 million of new funding from the government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS).

The funding would support the deployment of a package of energy efficiency retrofit measures, low carbon heating and battery storage solutions for public buildings.

According to figures, council buildings currently contribute around one-third of the local authority’s direct energy-related carbon emissions.

Councillor Jim O’Boyle, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration, said: “Tackling climate change is a priority for us.

“Our public buildings need to be future-proofed, and we need to implement sustainable energy measures to ensure that there is a future for our planet. If we are successful in our bid we will be able to make a real difference now and into the future.”