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  • Pioneering design validation system launched

    A new digital platform which substantially accelerates the speed at which housing developers gain required approvals has the potential to revolutionise how drainage designs are validated in Scotland. Developed by Scottish Water Horizons in partnership with Atkins, a global engineering consultancy, the pioneering new system ‘FastTrack Drainage’, radically reduces the…

  • Tackling fuel poverty with community energy project

    Clyde Gateway, Scotland’s biggest regeneration programme, is breaking ground in Dalmarnock to install one of the country’s most sustainable heating systems – helping to reduce fuel poverty following £2.1million funding from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund. Designated as Scotland’s first Green Regeneration and Innovation District, homes and businesses across…

  • 10 years of recycling food waste into green energy

    Scotland’s first ever large-scale food waste recycling facility celebrates a huge milestone this Climate Week marking ten years since it was first commissioned.  In a decade, Scottish Water Horizons’ Deerdykes Bioresources Centre near Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire has processed over one hundred and fifty-five thousand (155,000) tonnes of food waste.…

  • Stirling school joins innovative green heat network

    St Modan’s High School in Stirling has enrolled in Stirling’s innovative district heat network. Identified as one of the highest energy users in the area, the school is the latest end-user to be connected to the green heat network to help reduce costs and carbon.   Stirling’s district heating network…

  • Inverness works gets green power

    A £450,000 project to install over 1,300 solar panels has been completed at Scottish Water’s water treatment works that serves customers in Inverness, Nairn and surrounding areas.  The scheme is the third largest delivered to date by Scottish Water Horizons and is expected to provide a third of the energy needed at the site at Loch Ashie, 5 miles…

  • Solar boost for Fife reservoir

    A service reservoir in Fife is the latest Scottish Water site to go green, thanks to solar technology installed by Scottish Water Horizons. Finmont Service Reservoir, near Lochgelly, has been fitted out with almost 1,000 solar  Photovoltaic (PV) panels, and will offset a quarter of the electricity needed to operate…

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