IT'S green for go at Crossgates Primary School with plans approved for five air source heat pumps.

As part of their climate action plan Fife Council want to decarbonise as quickly as possible and aim to install more environmentally-friendly measures in their buildings.

The school, on Dunfermline Road, is one of many that will be getting air source heat pumps which will be put in by the local authority's contractor, Alternative Heat Ltd.

They are designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from their existing gas boiler system by at least 80 per cent.

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The five pumps will go on a concrete slab at the north-west of the building and be enclosed by fencing.

Air source heat pumps work by drawing in outside air.

The air is blown over a network of tubes filled with a fluid (refrigerant) which warms and turns from a liquid into a gas.

This gas goes through a compressor and passes through a heat exchanger, which raises the temperature and then transfers that heat to water.

The heated water is then circulated around the building to provide heating and hot water.

The council declared a climate emergency in September 2019 and set a target for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.