Green light for Dimplex
Dimplex has secured its first funding from the DTI’s Low Carbon Buildings Programme Phase 2 for public sector ‘green heat’ projects, with a maximum 35% grant awarded to a school to install ground source heat pumps.
Through its Norfolk-based approved heat pump installer partner Econic, Dimplex is providing three SI 21 CS heat pumps for a new extension at Scarning Primary School in Dereham. The LCBP grant covers 35% of the costs of the first 45kW of heat output, including the heat pumps, ground collectors and other equipment, the ground works and the commissioning of the system.
Chris Davis, Head of Renewables at Dimplex, commented: “We are extremely pleased with the success of our first application for LCBP funding. Working in conjunction with Norfolk Property Services, our installer partner Econic has made it simple for the school to take advantage of the government funding on offer.
“The government initiative is aimed at cutting carbon emissions from schools and other public sector buildings, so this is exactly the type of project which can access the resources. The new buildings at Scarning Primary School will benefit from low cost, low carbon heating for years to come.”
Dimplex and its installer partners have helped a wide range of other public sector and not-for-profit organisations to apply for LCBP funding for heat pumps, with projects including schools, libraries, places of worship, community halls and social housing.