Glasgow Nurseries Using Green Technology
Four Glasgow nursery schools pioneering the use of green technologies to help mitigate the effects of climate change.
01:33 05 November 2021
Four nursery schools in Glasgow are pioneering the city's use of green technologies in a scheme that aims to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.
The schools, which are currently under construction, are located in Broomhill, Govanhill, Tollcross Park and Carntyne. The project is grant-funded and is expected to be completed by the end of March 2022.
Principal contractor City Building (Glasgow) confirmed that the nursery schools are being built with air source heat pumps and supporting infrastructure as well as smart water systems designed to maximise underground rainwater storage capacity.
Councillor Anna Richardson, city convener for sustainability and carbon reduction, said: "I'm delighted that the council has been awarded LCITP funding, which means we can incorporate technology into these new builds which will help reduce our carbon footprint and help us prepare for the effects of climate change.
“Delivering childcare places in a lower-carbon way complements the council's wider sustainability work in this area. The introduction of these green technologies also supports many of our other environmental strategies that seek to protect the environment. These projects will have a particularly positive effect on the local communities concerned by helping to lessen flood risk and reduce emissions from heat.”
Cabinet secretary for net zero, energy and transport Michael Matheson said: “I'm hugely pleased that our Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme can support Glasgow City Council in ensuring the new nurseries will rely on low-carbon energy sources for their heating and electricity consumption. It is important that facilities like these that play a valuable role in our communities align with the Scottish government's and Glasgow's net zero commitments.”