JCC Woodheat has been developed to bring about a number of positive social and environmental impacts:
Cutting Carbon Emissions
- The project will reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and is estimated to save over 400 Tonnes of CO2 per annum and over 8,000 Tonnes of CO2 over the project time.
Funding local community and environmental projects
- The Co-operative will generate a revolving community benefit fund over the project’s lifetime for community and environmental projects in the local area. Co-op members will decide what activities are to be supported each year at the Annual General Meeting.
Supporting local renewable energy development
- A percentage of the Co-operatives gross annual incomeÂ will also be used to support the further development of community owned sustainable energy projects in the local area.
Education about sustainable energy
- The project will engage staff and students at John Cleveland College, as well as the wider community, in the supply of renewable energy and the reduction of energy costs.
Stimulating sustainable local woodfuel production
- The Co-operative has a key long term aim to purchase the majority of the wood required for the project locally from The National Forest. This will support the National Forestâ€™s long term strategy of creating local jobs and sustainably managing its woodlands.
For full details about the project, see our share offer document.