Scottish hospice first for green projects
St. Vincent’s aims to be the first hospice in Scotland to feature solar panels and underground heating. Kate Lennon, chief executive of the establishment, is looking for grants of around £150,000 to satisfy the request of a more eco-friendly building.
“Solar panelling and ground-source heating would be great because the current volume of carbon dioxide we produce is higher than it should be as the hospice is an old building. If we cut our carbon footprint, we can go on and look at other opportunities.”
The ground-source heating pumps would be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating and water; whereas the solar panels would power the building’s electricity. This would be a small step towards more eco-friendly power for the hospice, but would also make them the first of the twelve hospices in Scotland to move in this greener direction.
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