Thursday 15 February 2024

Medieval Glasgow church goes green with River Clyde energy boost

Medieval Glasgow church goes green with River Clyde energy boost

Govan Heritage Trust, custodians of Govan Old Church and the historic Govan Stones has secured a £150,000 grant from SP Energy Networks’ Net Zero Fund to transition to clean energy.

The installation of a river source heat pump at the Grade A listed building, situated on the banks of the River Clyde, is anticipated to slash carbon dioxide emissions by 93% and reduce energy bills by 20%.

The initiative, part of SP Energy Networks’ commitment to supporting vulnerable communities in Central and Southern Scotland on their journey to net zero emissions, marks a significant step towards sustainability for this medieval site.

Pat Cassidy, a Trustee of Govan Heritage Trust said: "The Govan Stones are one of Scotland’s most remarkable historic artefacts and the church itself has become a landmark in the local community.

"This funding will allow us to make much-needed improvements to our current infrastructure.

"Not only will we be able to lower our emissions, but we’ll also benefit from a significant saving on our energy bills and be able to focus on the renovations and provide an affordable meeting space for local groups, charities, and organisations to use."

Written by

Sumit Bose

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