Energy centre promotes sustainability to students

A new learning centre is being set up by City College Plymouth to teach students about energy efficiency and sustainability. The ABB Energy Centre is backed by its namesake, the […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A new learning centre is being set up by City College Plymouth to teach students about energy efficiency and sustainability. The ABB Energy Centre is backed by its namesake, the energy-saving technology maker ABB.

It is part of the college’s new initiative to link education with the latest low carbon technology. The centre has intelligent building controls as well as 14 purpose-built “bays” (pictured) for students to test energy-saving and renewable technology such as variable speed drives and ground-source heat pumps.

James Haigh, at ABB said: “Our involvement in City College Plymouth’s Energy Centre project is a great way for us to take an active role in educating and training the workforce of the future about how they can use energy more sustainably.”