Knowledge Quarter Liverpool’s innovation centres switch to 100% renewable, local electrical energy
Liverpool Science Park, located at the heart of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool), has moved to using 100% renewable energy sources across its entire estate, as part of its ongoing commitment to offer world class facilities with sustainability at their core.
Along with neighbouring innovation hub Sensor City, they have partnered with ASH Energy to ensure that 100% renewable electricity is used within their buildings, utilising locally based power sources.
The new energy switch guarantees the supply of energy from solar, wind and hydro generators that are located within a 50-mile radius of Liverpool Science Park and Sensor City, including sites near Wigan, Crewe, Chester and Rhyl.
Colin Sinclair, CEO of Sciontec, speaking for Liverpool Science Park and Sensor City, said: “Our innovation centres are home to some of the world’s most influential players in science, health and digital technology.”
“By investing in local, green energy, we are not only reducing our carbon footprint, but providing a responsibly powered and sustainable environment in which our customers can thrive for years to come.”
As members of the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter Sustainability Network (KQSN), Liverpool Science Park and Sensor City are helping to realise change and drive Liverpool’s sustainability agenda. As well as transform the energy infrastructure, the KQSN works to identify projects and collaborations that support biodiversity, ethical procurement, health and wellbeing and responsible waste management.
This environmentally conscious ethos is reflected in the wider KQ Liverpool 2025 Vision. The recently launched, five-year plan encompasses five main areas of focus, including growing businesses, being a better neighbour and creating a smarter, greener city.
Julian Watts, Commercial Energy Broker at ASH Energy, added: “The switch to renewable energy made by Liverpool Science Park and Sensor City is a really environmentally positive statement.”
“We hope that it will encourage other businesses and building owners in the Liverpool City Region to adopt similar eco-friendly energy options.”