Leisure centre cuts energy use

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Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury is set to improve its eco footprint with the installation of a new combined heat and power system.

It is estimated that the system will save up to 234 tonnes of CO2 per year – equivalent to taking nearly 50 cars off the road.

Under the 15-year agreement, a highly efficient combined heat and power system will be installed, owned and operated by EuroSite Power.

The leisure centre will then buy its energy at a rate guaranteed to be lower than if it were to buy directly from the grid.

Kingfisher chief executive officer Tracey Loynds said: “Controlling energy costs is of the utmost importance when running a large leisure centre.

“A zero capital solution providing immediate, guaranteed savings means we can keep our costs down, risk free.”

Paul Hamblyn, managing director of EuroSite Power, said he was proud to announce the new agreement.

“Like our 13 other sports and leisure facility customers, the Kingfisher can now look forward to enjoying risk-free, cheaper energy into the future,” he said.