Supporting Sanctuary to Reach Net Zero for Blacon Adventure Playground

  • Retrofit Blacon Adventure Playground in Chester to reach Net Zero.
  • Identify the carbon baseline and model viable retrofit measures.
  • Provide technical design specifications for heat pumps, LED lighting with controls, and solar PV panels.
  • Calculate residual carbon emissions and recommend offsetting measures.
  • Engage and educate users on energy efficiency and Net Zero goals.
  • Conduct a detailed options appraisal assessment.
  • Develop technical design specifications for sustainable technologies.
  • Create an interactive sustainability game for education and engagement.
  • Implement retrofit measures, including heat pumps, LED lighting, and solar PV panels.
  • Reduced carbon emissions at the playground by more than five tonnes a year.
  • Increased community enthusiasm for learning about climate change and decarbonization.
  • Recognition at the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2022, winning third place in the Multi-measure Project of the Year category.

By successfully retrofitting Blacon Adventure Playground and engaging the community through education initiatives, Sanctuary has achieved tangible carbon reduction and created awareness about the importance of sustainability and Net Zero goals.

Sustainability is fundamental to everything we do at Sanctuary, and we’re committed to making a long-term positive difference for our residents and in our local communities.

We were impressed with the support and expertise that Anthesis provided and are delighted at the outcomes of the project. We’ve already reduced carbon emissions at the playground by more than five tonnes a year, which will have a significant impact, and we’ve seen real enthusiasm within the local community to learn more about climate change and how everyone can make a difference.

Janine Crockett, Head of Property Sustainability at Sanctuary,

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