Welwyn & Hatfield council has been awarded a government grant of £1.7m to reduce carbon-based fuel at some of the council's most popular public sites. The council's successful application to the government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Grant Scheme will allow significant works to be carried out here at Hatfield Swim Centre.
The grant of £998,910 will enable the replacement of the gas-fired boilers with a combined ASHP (Air Source Heat Pump) and WSHP (Water Source Heat Pump) primary plant system. The high efficiency of heat pumps will lead to energy savings and reduce the energy consumption of the primary heating plant. The grant for this work totals £733,867.00.
The schemes here, supported by renewable energy, will achieve a reduction in energy usage of 80 per cent and a combined reduction of 400 tonnes in Co2 emissions per year. These steps are part of the council’s pledge to reach its goal of net zero emissions by 2030.
To do this it will also promote energy efficiency measures, champion sustainable construction and use renewable energy where it can.
"These energy efficiency upgrades and improvements at two of our most popular sites will make a significant contribution in reaching our climate change objectives.”
These works in centre will be starting early October 2021 - We at centre would like to apologise for any disturbances caused by these works during your visit.