A PRIMARY school in Rhyl has become more energy efficient thanks to work carried out at the site.

Denbighshire County Council’s energy team has carried out work at Ysgol Emmanuel to help reduce energy use and carbon emissions and lower long term usage costs.

The council’s energy team has delivered and is working on several projects to help improve council building energy efficiency and also support the reduction of carbon emissions and usage costs over the longer term.

This work is part of the council’s drive to address the climate and nature emergency declared in 2019 and continue the reduction of its own carbon footprint.

The energy team recently reached a landmark of over a megawatt of installed renewable energy capacity (1099kWp).

The majority of this energy is generated from roof mounted solar PV panels.

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Work directed by the energy team has seen Ysgol Emmanuel receive solar PV on the roof of the school to help reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.

Inside the school, newly installed LED lighting and heating control systems will also combine to reduce energy use, costs, provide an enjoyable learning environment and help reduce the carbon footprint of the site by 10,000kg of carbon annually.

Cllr Barry Mellor, lead member for environment and transport, said: “Our energy team is extremely grateful to Ysgol Emmanuel for allowing us to carry out this work to help the school lower energy usage and reduce long term costs and at the same time create a more pleasant environment for learning and wellbeing to support both pupils and staff.

“This is an important piece of work that supports Denbighshire County Council’s drive to lower energy usage and costs and reduce carbon footprints across our building estate and it’s fantastic to see the school and our energy team working together to achieve this.”