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Glasgow to heat homes with energy extracted from Clyde

The University of Strathclyde is leading an ambitious project to create a 100% renewable climate neutral and climate resilient area as part of the development of Glasgow City Innovation District.

One of the key features will be extraction of heat from the River Clyde which will be distributed to buildings in a north south corridor through the city.

“Clean heat, clean power, digital, a much more resilient infrastructure, all within what we call a ‘climate corridor’…in broad terms for people that means affordable heat in their homes matching the fabric-first approach that the city council is taking,” said the University of Strathclyde’s executive lead, sustainability, Roddy Yarr.

Key beneficiaries will be the hospital, the city council, the university itself and a dense residential area.

There will be other beneficial changes as well as climate friendly heating. “We also want good access to services, so we want probably less vehicles in that space and more space for people, more active travel and more ability to get about under your own steam,” Yarr added.

Click on the video above to watch the full interview or listen to the podcast below.

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