Drumnadrochit was one of four communities chosen to pilot the Local Energy Plan and the Glenurquhart Care Centre was identified as a building with the potential to reduce energy consumption and make savings. With help from a Pebble Trust grant, the Care Centre has now successfully installed a Air Source Heat Pump (air to water) as well as an air recovery system moving hot air from the kitchen to other parts of the building. The overall aim was to reduce energy consumption and costs as well as improving conditions for staff and clients who are vulnerable members of the community.
The outcomes include anticipated savings of £3000 pa as well as warmer and more comfortable environment for staff and customers. Monitoring and findings on energy consumption will be shared with Care Project members and local and national energy organisations.