Russian visitors’ praise for Cube’s innovative district heating system

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Russian students visit Glasgow’s Broomhill

Cube Housing Association’s innovative district heating system in Glasgow has attracted international attention.

A group of Russian construction and engineering students visited Broomhill recently to see how Cube’s district heating system will make homes warmer and cut tenants’ bills.

Around a dozen students from Don Technical University in Rostov-on-Don got a tour of the energy centre in Broomhill Lane earlier this month.

They also wanted to know more about the wider investment Cube - which is part of Wheatley Group - is making in Broomhill, including overcladding the blocks and installing new kitchens, bathrooms and boilers.

Lecturer Ludmila Glebova said: “This was a brilliant opportunity for students and staff to get acquainted with the heat networks and refurbishments process as well as the system of training for the construction industry.”

Sergei Tikhomirov added: “The visit provided us with a unique chance to get familiar with works to increase energy efficiency in high-rise flats, district heating systems and boiler plants.

“I think the people’s lives in the refurbished buildings will be much more comfortable.”

Cube director David MacKenzie said: “We were delighted to show our guests from Russia how our investment work is transforming communities.”

Cube’s district heating system should be fully up and running by the end of summer 2016.

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