Mayfield Girls engineer a sustainable future

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Mayfield Girls engineer a sustainable future

Postby Annabel (admin) » Wed Apr 05, 2023 12:19 pm

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Three Sixth Form girls from Mayfield have won a national engineering accolade for their plan to reduce carbon emissions and make Mayfield village more sustainable, placing second out of 140 Schools from across the UK in this year’s ICE CityZen Competition.
 

Budding engineers Megan, Elizabeth and Isabella wanted to come up with a solution to tackle the problem of rising energy costs for the residents, local businesses, and their School in Mayfield. The challenge they faced was how to reduce the energy costs required to heat the historic School and local buildings – many of which are listed - whilst at the same time cutting carbon emissions. The solution? Using geothermal energy, which is renewable, in the form of ground source heat pumps, providing an innovative and non-invasive solution to the problem. The girls’ proposal involved pumps being installed, with excess energy sold to local residents and businesses, improving the sustainability of the village in the process.

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