On Saturday 15th May, Edinburgh Transition held an Energy Fair at Fairmilehead Parish Church. The fair was organised to enable people in the community to move from high energy consumption to low energy consumption. Robin Harper, MSP and Ian Murray, MP opened the event.
Bethan Emmanuel and Bill Elliot, members of the Glencorse Project Team were delighted to attend and explain how energy consumption has been minimised in the design of the new Water Treatment Works. Attendees were particularly impressed with the initiative to have a mobile pipe production factory set up to manufacture large diameter pipes for the project. In this world first, the project managed to save 1500 Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide by choosing not transporting the pipes from abroad.
“I am highly impressed with technology being put to good use” commented local resident, Ms. Comrie.
Members of the public were interested to learn about the hydro turbine which will generate power for the finished works using the force of the water. The grass roof which will reduce solar reflection was also well received.

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