Two Denbighshire Leisure Ltd (DLL) sites have seen emissions reduce following low carbon heat and renewable energy work carried out.

Denbighshire County Council’s Property Section Energy Team is continuing to tackle reducing the carbon footprint of Council buildings, this followed the Council declaring a Climate Change and Ecological Emergency in July 2019 and has since committed to becoming a Net Carbon Zero and Ecologically Positive Council by 2030.

This commitment included reducing emissions from the entire property estate.

Work carried out in partnership with DLL at Canolfan Hamdden Huw Jones and the North Wales Bowls Centre, both of which are operated by DLL are recent examples of the Council’s continuing drive to reduce Carbon emissions.

An advanced heat recovery system was installed along with upgraded pool and central heating systems.

The work carried out, which included the installation of solar PV and LED lighting internally and extremely has seen the carbon emissions reduce by nearly 35 percent.

Installation of Solar PV at the highly renowned international North Wales Bowls Centre and Café 21 has helped the complex reduce carbon emissions output by over 5 tonnes.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “The Council is continually working to reduce our carbon footprint across all our buildings and we are grateful for the work of our Property Section Energy Team.

“The work at these two sites operated by Denbighshire Leisure LTD to drive down emissions also helps with creating a more comfortable environment for both staff and those who visit and use the facilities. We are extremely proud of our partnership and joint work with DLL to deliver on this important agenda.”

Jamie Groves, Managing Director for DLL, said: “At DLL we have a commitment in place to help the Council reduce the Carbon Footprint, and we are extremely grateful for the investment into the facilities. Our Board or Directors recognise, that due to the nature of our business we can make a real difference in delivering on this important priority for the Council.”