BUILDING services firm Viridis has announced it has been appointed by Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority to support the organisation’s transition to net zero.
Viridis will work with National Park staff on a route map for transitioning the organisation to net zero and follows an initial feasibility study, which identified the Park’s direct energy usage across the organisation.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority has the goal of becoming carbon neutral ahead of the 2045 Scottish target.
Lee Marshall, MD at Viridis, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be appointed by Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority to support them to deliver their Mission Zero route map into the implementation stage as it’s a truly forward thinking project. Our initial feasibility study left no stone unturned, examining every energy source used across the park from buildings to vehicles.
“It has given us a really solid platform to develop a route map to carbon zero and we’re confident that by employing smart technology, such as solar flowers as well as PV panels and fuel cells, we can enable the Park to transition to carbon neutral. It’s an incredibly exciting project and it’s developments such as this where we can make a real difference by introducing tomorrow’s standards today – so we can’t wait to get started.”
Viridis will propose the introduction of ‘multiple’ energy generating solutions such as wind, solar, battery, kinetic, hydro, air, and ground source heat pumps.
Charlotte Wallace, climate action manager at Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority, added, “As a National Park Authority, we believe it is important that we demonstrate leadership on climate action. We have made a commitment as an organisation to reach net-zero by 2030, and while our Mission Zero route map is bold and ambitious, that is exactly what is needed in the face of the climate crisis we are facing.”