Heat pumps installed at Shoreham Centre

Released: Wednesday, 30 August 2023

Renewable heat is flowing around the Shoreham Centre following the completion of a project to install environmentally-friendly heat pumps at the site.

The community centre, owned by Adur District Council, is now home to five air source heat pumps, which it is estimated will cut the building's carbon emissions by 25 tonnes a year.

By absorbing heat from the outside air and transferring it to the building's heating systems, the technology is expected to meet the bulk of heating and hot water demand for the centre.

The project forms part of a range of sustainable measures we have implemented following a successful grant application to the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

We were awarded more than £1.8m to install air source heat pumps at the Shoreham Centre, as well as to implement major carbon reduction schemes at two of our Adur Homes sites.

The schemes form a key part of our work to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Air source heat pumps are capable of producing heat from the air even in temperatures as low as -15°C. Installing the technology will also reduce gas costs.

As part of the work, a new on-site substation has been installed by the local grid operator, UK Power Networks, to meet the increased electrical demand.

Cllr Emma Evans, Adur's Cabinet Member for the Environment and Leisure, said:

“It's really exciting that another of our carbon reduction projects is now operational in our ambitious mission to be carbon neutral by 2030.

“The Shoreham Centre is used all year round by community groups, the council's staff and councillors, so it's fantastic we are accommodating visitors by heating the building in an eco-friendly way.”

Photo: The air source heat pumps which are estimated to help cut the Shoreham Centre's carbon emissions by 25 tonnes a year

PR23-115 - The air source heat pumps which are estimated to help cut the Shoreham Centre's carbon emissions by 25 tonnes

Photo: The Shoreham Centre

The Shoreham Centre

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