Green upgrades for public buildings

The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is looking at how we can improve our public sector buildings in Greater Manchester to make them greener and more energy efficient. Changes include swapping to air source heat pumps for heating, installing solar panels to generate and create electricity, improving insulation and swapping to LED lighting. We’re also looking at improving how we monitor and control these systems to ensure that we can accurately measure energy usage.

Decarbonising Greater Manchester

Watch this brilliant video to see positive the impact that public sector decarbonisation is having across the city-region…

£78m decarbonisation fund

The award was the result of a successful bid from Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and 14 other partners to the Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

Buildings and organisations across the public estate set to benefit from retrofitting measures including Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police, the Royal Northern College of Music, the National Cycling Centre, and facilities including leisure centres, schools, and offices.

The measures will include the installation of air source heat pumps for heating, solar panels to generate and create electricity, insulation and LED lighting to improve energy efficiency, and energy monitoring and control systems to ensure these public facilities can accurately measure their energy usage.

In total, the works are expected to support the creation or safeguarding of around 2,000 jobs throughout the city-region, and will support the goals of Greater Manchester’s Five Year Environment Plan, including becoming carbon neutral by 2038 – 12 years ahead of the national target.

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