Two of Clydebank’s most iconic listed buildings are taking a step towards net zero by connecting to the low-carbon Queens Quay district heating network.

Both Clydebank Town Hall and Clydebank Library are connecting to the heat network which will allow them to take heat from the Queen’s Quay energy centre which takes heat from the River Clyde and pumps it through a water source heat pump to create low-temperature-hot-water.

West Dunbartonshire Council had a long-term plan when they created the Queens Quay heat network and adding these two iconic buildings is the latest part of that plan. These buildings are at the heart of Clydebank and are extremely important to the community, so it’s great that we can bring 21st Century, low-carbon heating to them, without harming the heritage or character of the buildings.

Scott Lutton, Operations Director, North & Scotland

The Library will have modifications made to its heating system which will include the installation of a 200kW plate heat exchanger installed and Vital Energi will also replace the old heating system with a new radiator circuit. The Town Hall will see a 600kW plate heat exchanger installed as well as upgrades to the pumping system and air handling units.

Scott concludes, “Both of these buildings are over 100 years old, so there is an exciting opportunity to improve the way they use heat. By making these changes the buildings will become much more efficient and, when combined with the low-carbon heat from the water source heat pumps, will reduce their carbon emissions drastically, making another important step towards West Dunbartonshire Council’s net zero journey.”

Clydebank Town Hall

Clydebank Town Hall is connecting to the Queens Quay heat network - image credit ©Richard Findlay

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