Energy efficicient boilers being installed in schools

Brand new energy efficient boilers are going to be installed in some schools across East Dunbartonshire in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and achieve fuel savings.

Dated oil and gas heating systems will be replaced with efficient biomass boilers in four primary schools and two secondary schools including Castlehill Primary and Boclair Academy in Bearsden.

The cost of this project is about £1.5m but the new systems will be very efficient resulting in significant savings.

By conducting this programme the council will receive a Renewal Heat Incentive (RHI) from the Scottish Government which is guaranteed for the next 20 years. The RHI should provide savings of £150,000 per year.

Most of the work will be done during the school holidays and there will be no disruption to the school day when pupils return in August. The work is scheduled to be done by the end of September.