A new energy efficient heating system has been installed at Saltford Community Association near Bristol, as part of ongoing efforts improve the Association’s green credentials.
Saltford Community Association was formed in the 1950s and the original building has been extended over the years to add a main hall, four small function rooms, a kitchen and an administration office.
During the last three years the Association has put considerable effort into reducing its carbon footprint, aided by the installation of solar panels and improved insulation. The new heating system has replaced the 25-year-old boilers.
The modernisation is expected to provide a 30% increase in efficiency, which in turn will reduce the hall’s running costs and lessen its environmental impact.
Professor John Davies, Honorary Chairman of the Saltford Community Association, said: “The SCA plays an important role in the local community. We are very grateful to Enovert Community Trust for its generous financial support, which has made possible this very much-needed modernisation.”
Enovert Community Trust provided a £9,000 grant towards the modernisation project, for which the overall cost was £24,396.
Angela Haymonds, Trust Secretary of Enovert Community Trust, said: “Improving energy efficiency is key to making our economy and society more sustainable, and the Trustees were delighted to provide a grant towards the installation of a new energy efficient heating system at Saltford Hall. The Hall will now benefit from significant savings on its energy costs, helping to secure its long-term future as a vital community resource.”