The centre has had a very old and inefficient heating system replaced by a new highly efficient system. This change will mean the building will be much cheaper to heat, warmer and more environmentally-friendly.
Committee Vice President, Sheena Scott explained:
|Ian Hackers, Exxon Mobil|
Sheena Scott, Community Centre VP
Stewart Stevenson MSP
Norman Kerr, Energy Action Scotland
During the visit, Stewart Stevenson MSP met representatives of some of the groups that use the community centre such as the playgroup, pensioners club and Girl Guides.
Mr Stevenson said:
“The Crimond Centre provides an essential service for the local community. I’m delighted that through the ExxonMobil and EAS Warmer Communities fund the Centre now has a new, energy efficient heating system, installed by a highly-competent local contractor using local labour.
“I’m sure the users of the Centre will feel the benefit over the coming months. I encourage people to think about what they can do to make their own homes warmer and cheaper to heat.”
The Warmer Communities Initiative is run by charity Energy Action Scotland and funded by ExxonMobil.
Norman Kerr, Director, Energy Action Scotland said:
“Local people will benefit from the changes made to Crimond Community Centre but we also want people to know that they can make their own homes more energy efficient too. Everyone can benefit from using energy more wisely.”
John Arthur, Senior Plant Superintendent, Mobil North Sea, said:
“Mobil North Sea, while a global energy player, is committed to be a good neighbour and in this instance we are delighted to be helping our neighbours at Crimond Community Centre. Supporting this worthwhile local initiative will ensure that they have a warm and friendly environment to carry out their good work. Mobil North Sea is committed to supporting the work of Energy Action Scotland as it continues to raise the awareness of energy efficiency within our communities.”
The work to the heating system at Crimond Community Centre was carried out by local contractor VG Willox Ltd.