Say hello to CNG renewables

29 March 2017

We’re very proud to announce a move into renewable energy with our involvement in an innovative Leeds-based education project.

We are staying ahead of growing customer demand for renewable energy choices by making this exciting ‘green’ debut in the form of solar energy supply for a pioneering eco-school.

The school is set to be a modular build – constructed using shipping containers – and will be powered by a range of green and renewable energy sources. Led by Elliott Turnbull, CEO of The Works Charity – which delivers a Leeds-based skate park and an existing education programme for young people – the build is designed to offer an alternative to traditional schooling that encourages young people to find their strengths, gaining qualifications in exciting and engaging ways.

We’re channelling both our energy and community relations expertise into helping drive the project forward; which is expected to complete in Autumn 2017. We are also working on a wider project that will help schools offset their energy costs with increased use of – and access to – renewable technologies.

Elliott Turnbull is CEO of The Works Charity and the man behind the school build, he said: “We already run a successful education offering, but the idea behind the eco-school is to demonstrate a long-term, scalable and importantly real alternative to the traditional education model. The use of renewable, low-impact energy sources serves in two ways; it’s a learning tool and it helps make the school self-sufficient. The support of businesses like CNG is invaluable in bringing this project to life.”

Ellis Hall is part of the new CNG renewables team, he added: “This project is a perfect fit for our first renewables scheme. We are working steadily, slowly and in a considered way to respond to customer demand and our passion for putting back into communities ties this all together; we are very proud to work with Elliott on this unique building. Our longer-term aim is to educate businesses and schools on how renewables can positively impact them and equip them with the knowledge they need to face the changing energy landscape.”

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