11 September 2020
The new state-of-the-art Greenhill Fish Market opened in 2018 and will support Peterhead Port’s drive for energy efficiency. The building has 270 solar panels providing electricity for the fish market chilling & lighting. This saves over 9600kWh of energy – 50 tonnes of CO2e – per year. The port is targeting a further reduction of 8000kWh for 2020. Surplus energy from the fish market is used to provide heating for offices and welfare rooms in the market.
Other measures include insulating the floor minimising energy loss and walls with a decreased U-value minimising energy loss. The refrigeration plant is electrically efficient and uses a small charge of a non- toxic refrigerant.
The installation of LED lighting has also reduced the port’s carbon footprint by five tonnes a year.