Energy Management

Solar panels

We have solar panels situated in the following buildings:

We are continually reviewing the feasibility of installing additional solar arrays.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

A CHP unit was installed when the boilers were last replaced at Kedleston Road. The CHP unit generates electricity and any heat produced as a by-product of the electricity generation is used for space and water heating. The electricity generated cuts down the amount of electricity we need to take from the grid, saving costs and carbon emissions.

Between its installation and commissioning in April 2016 and June 2017, our CHP unit has produced a total of 775,886 kWhs of electricity at Kedleston Road. This is 14.43% of the electricity used and has saved over £100,000 in electricity costs during this period.

Passive Sustainability 

Sedum roof

In addition to this, we also have a sedum (green) roof with our solar panels on our sports centre. These offer a significant amount of environmental benefits, such as: