A Harrogate commercial gas supplier has made its first move into renewable energy by supporting an innovative education project in Leeds.
CNG will supply solar energy for a pioneering eco-school, constructed using shipping containers and powered by renewable energy sources.
Led by Elliott Turnbull, CEO of The Works Charity, it is designed to offer an alternative to traditional schooling and is due to complete in the autumn.
Mr Turnbull said: “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 bus-inesses like CNG is invaluable in bringing this project to life.”
CNG is also working on a wid- er project to help schools off-set energy costs by using more renewable technologies.
Ellis Hall is part of the new CNG renewables team. He added: “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.”