REAch2 Academy Trust has successfully secured funding from Salix for its heat decarbonisation projects. The funding worth £1,042,350 will be used to improve heating systems in four of the Trust's academies. The project aims to promote sustainability by making the academies more energy-efficient, reducing their carbon footprint, and protecting the environment.
Jon Collinson, Head of Estates and Facilities, expressed his gratitude to Salix for recognising the importance of the project and providing the necessary funding:
"We are extremely grateful to Salix for recognising the importance of this project and providing us with the necessary funding. This funding will enable us to achieve some of our strategic goal to contribute to a more sustainable future for our pupils and the wider community. We are excited to begin work on the heat decarbonisation projects at Brampton, Tymberwood, Riverside, and Kirby academies, and we will keep you updated on our progress."
Head of Estates
The Trust's Chief Operating Officer, Katherine Alexander, emphasised the Trust's commitment to promoting environmental sustainability in all its operations.
"At REAch2 Academy Trust, we are committed to promoting environmental sustainability in all our operations. Our heat decarbonisation project is just one example of our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and create a more sustainable future for all."
What Is Heat Decarbonisation? We are glad you asked!
Heat decarbonisation refers to the process of reducing or eliminating the greenhouse gas emissions that result from heating buildings and homes. This is typically done by replacing fossil fuel-based heating systems, such as gas or oil boilers, with renewable and low-carbon alternatives, such as heat pumps, solar thermal systems, or biomass boilers.
The aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, which is an important step in mitigating climate change. By decarbonising heat, we can help to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere and create a more sustainable future for our planet and our children and our children's children.
Read more about our Sustainability Goals, including significantly reducing our carbon footprint through improving our built estate, in our five year strategy.