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De-carbonising Tollesbury School

Tollesbury School, Essex decarbonisation project

Tollesbury Climate Partnership’s flagship project centres around Tollesbury School, a Victorian primary school at the heart of our village. We aim to demonstrate how community groups can help with the decarbonisation of public and local authority buildings and showcase the technologies that need to be applied. Our project, in partnership with the Board of Governors at the school and Essex County Council, aims to substantially lower CO2 emissions at the school by replacing the oil boilers with a heat pump. The project will also save energy and costs, make the buildings more comfortable to study and work in, and provides excellent educational opportunities to our future generations.

Insulation in the roofs and walls has already been improved and the installation of secondary glazing and changing all lights to LED will be completed later this year.

If all goes according to plan, a Ground Source Heat Pump and an array of solar panels will also be installed over the summer. We already have £415k funding from a government grant and have raised the required match funding of £250k from a community share offer. Essex County Council have already committed significant resources into the delivery of the project, and a final decision on full implementation is expected from ECC imminently.



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