Green power plan to save school cash
Gartocharn Primary School is set to save almost £5000 per year by going green.
The village school currently uses oil to provide heating and hot water but will soon make best use of its eco-friendly biomass boiler instead.
Biomass is a renewable fuel and will reduce West Dunbartonshire Council’s overall carbon emissions compared to using oil.
Education chiefs are preparing to go out to tender on a contract for biomass fuel supply and the maintenance of the boiler.
The changes will cut the school’s annual oil bill by approximately £4897.
Laura Mason, the council’s chief education officer, wrote: “Although these are comparatively small savings, there are other benefits to the council in terms of the reduction in carbon emissions and the achievement of sustainability targets.”
Councillors will today (Wednesday) vote on whether to go out to tender for the contract. 031216STORIES_ WITH_SANTA_001
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