Update – 28.04.23
The swimming pool at Volair Kirkby is set to reopen from Tuesday 2 May 2023. Read our latest update here.
Thanks to Knowsley Council and the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, Volair Kirkby is set to become more energy efficient as work begins on green transformations that will see the future proofing of the facility. Earlier this year Knowsley Council was successful in receiving £3.48m funding from the Government’s Phase 3A Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme to support its low carbon agenda.
The council will invest a further £199,000 into the Kirkby scheme to bring a range of energy efficiency improvements. The works include 11 air source heat pumps to replace the existing gas heating system, the installation of LED lighting through the building and 758 roof-mounted solar panels. The system will be capable of generating 290MWh per annum, the equivalent of powering 100 homes within the borough for a whole year.
These energy-saving initiatives are part of the council’s climate emergency response, which aims to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2040.
The installation of the new low carbon technology is expected to reduce the energy costs at Volair Kirkby and will also save 450 tonnes CO2. It is anticipated that the investment would be recouped within 2 years, with permanent annual savings, subject to future energy unit cost increases.
Works has begun and will be completed by April 2023.
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You can find out more about Knowsley council’s climate emergency response, which aims to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2040 here.