Rising gas prices have led to the West Wight Sports Centre look at installing a woodchip biomass boiler.
It is proposing to install a woodchip biomass boiler, which could help cut gas use by 30%.
The centre says 195kw boiler would provide both heat and hot water to reduce the use of the existing gas boiler at brief periods of peak demand.
The boiler would be located within a wooden clad building at the west of the sports centre and, according to the company behind the plan, Island Renewables, would operate quietly.
Deliveries of around 120 tonnes of woodchip would be needed annually, delivered in eight tonne lots. These would take around 30 minutes and occur between 8am and 6pm.
Meanwhile, Island Renewables said that the boiler complies with the emission limits set by the Government, and its automated combustion and control mechanism maximises efficiency and minimises emissions.
The centre is holding a consultation session between 4 and 6pm on 12 October.