The Waterside and Chesil Vista parks are home to over 750 caravans and several large buildings which host a variety of leisure facilities – including swimming pools, spa, amusement arcades, restaurants, bars, auditorium and on-site convenience store.
Prior to contacting Low Carbon Dorset Waterside had already taken steps to reduce their emissions. All buildings had fully insulated walls and roofs, and double gazing. LED lights had been installed throughout many of the buildings. Some of the fleet had been swapped for electric vehicles and charging points installed. And the roof of the site’s leisure complex already hosted a 50 kWp solar PV array.
However, even with these measures the site still emits over 1k tonnes of CO2e a year – mainly as a result of electricity use and high heating demands.