Brief project description
To replace the existing and expensive to run oil heating system in the Glengarry and District Community Hall, with an environmentally friendly and more economic system. The solution was to install a ground source heat pump system and apply for the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) grant on completion.
Anticipated results of the project
The system was installed and commissioned successfully, allowing the RHI grant to be claimed. We feel that the project was innovative in its outcome because the running costs of the heating system are now self-funding and even give a little extra to cover some of the other electricity costs incurred by the running of the hall.
The heating system is providing a long term benefit to the community by providing heating in the hall at a minimal cost and is improving the sustainability of the community hall through its self funding RHI grant. The project also allows for greater use of local facilities, keeping the hall rental charges at an affordable level for local groups and the wider community. Some of the groups that make use of the hall include: a children’s dance club, the senior citizens club, parent and toddler group and the local school and sports clubs. Environmentally, the project achieves an outcome of a reduced carbon foot print in using a renewable energy source.
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