A city school is about to become one of the greenest schools in the region as it embarks on a £900,000 project to install the latest renewable technology.
William Farr was already leading the way in environmental technology after fitting a number of green equipment at its Welton site.
The latest project to install five new biomass boilers and ground source heat pumps will see the academy at the top of the league for reducing its carbon footprint.
All in all, the whole project will take just 16 weeks and work is already underway.
William Farr has already benefitted from the installation of 150kW of solar panels, internal and external LED lighting and “intelligent” energy control systems.
The latest scheme will not only pay for itself in six years but also generate government grants and cost savings worth £120,000 annually for a further 14 years.
In total, the school will soon be saving more than 300 tonnes of CO2 and generating income and savings of £185,000 year as a result of their green technologies.
Headteacher Andy Stones said:
“These projects are helping to secure the school’s future by bringing down out costs and generating valuable income for the future.”
Managing director of Greenio, Anna Wooster, said the company was delighted to be part of William Farr’s green transformation.
“The project is a really exciting one and we are delighted to be helping such a successful school become more sustainable in terms of both energy and finances,” she said.
The county council’s senior sustainability and climate change officer, Steve Golightly, said: “The school has made impressive strides in creating a truly eco school and is now one of the greenest in the region.
“We hope many more school will follow William Farr’s lead.”