Three Scottish universities get Government aid for energy efficiency

Three of Scotland’s most prestigious universities (St Andrews, Strathclyde University and Stirling University) will be able to access a £20 million funding pot offered by the Scottish Government, a news source has revealed.

As part of this very generous scheme, St Andrews will receive £10 million for a wood-fuelled biomass project at Guardbridge in Fife, which will see hot water pumped four miles underground to heat and cool laboratories and residences.

Strathclyde University will also get £8 million for building a combined heat, power and district energy network, while Stirling University will take a final £2 million to install a Combined Heat and Power plant to serve its main campus.

The grant is being provided through the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) as part of an investment programme in carbon reduction developments.

While putting in modern energy generation systems is certainly a good idea, implementing enhanced control solutions designed specifically to cut energy usage is also something the universities should take into account quite seriously.

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