Led Leisure is leading the way towards a greener future by becoming the first site in the UK to adopt a revolutionary heat recapture technology.
We have been working with the exciting British start-up company Deep Green for several months, and as of this April, they have gone live with their immersion cooling system. This partnership will not only result in a massive reduction of our pool’s gas requirements by 62% (leading to invaluable savings of up to £30,000 per year) but reduce carbon emissions by 25.8 tonnes. This gas will be replaced by free recycled heat from Deep Green’s “Digital Boilers”.
The unique concept, which has been six years in the making, provides heat generated from operating data centre servers while feeding it directly into the swimming pools’ hot water system. So, as businesses struggle with rising fuel costs, Deep Green offers a way to combat this while reducing the planet’s carbon footprint. When Swim England sought out candidates to pilot this new technology, we were therefore delighted to get involved.
News of the system’s launch quickly captured the interest of major news organisations throughout the UK, Europe and the US, and by Tuesday, April 15th, our Chief Executive Peter Gilpin was fielding televised interviews on the BBC national news, ITV and GBTV. Additional publications such as The Times, Telegraph and Guardian have also run with the story.
He told the media;
“Deep Green’s innovative technology will dramatically reduce our energy bills and carbon footprint, meaning we will continue to be a key asset for the local community. We are already seeing the benefit. I’m certain this will transform leisure centres up and down the country for the better.”
At the same time as this ground-breaking news, it was also announced that the Government will provide £63 million for public swimming pools, £40 million of which has been allocated for decarbonising.
LED is now applying for Air Source Heat Pumps to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel boilers further as we continue to drive toward and lead the way towards a more environmentally friendly future.
LED Community Leisure is a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society that operates Leisure facilities on behalf of East Devon District Council.