Gripple UK, the world-leading manufacturer of wire joining and tensioning systems, is using renewable energy and eco-friendly heat pump technology in its newly expanded HQ.
The employee-owned company has just completed a significant renovation project to extend and upgrade its factory and offices just outside Sheffield.
A key factor of the project was that it should be as environmentally friendly as possible and renewable energy company Energy Jump was brought on board, identifying the adjacent River Don as a key heat source.
Energy Jump fitted Stiebel Eltron heat pumps to extract heat from the river. Three WPF 66 heat pumps and one WWK 300AH now provide all the heat needed for the 2,200 sq metres of factory space and office buildings, distributed through Jaga unit heaters, underfloor heating and oversized radiators. The system utilises Gripple products, as the heat pump pipework is secured on its industrial hanging system.
The first installation of a communal ground source heat pump for domestic use in the East of England by housing association Flagship Group, is set to cut its customers’ heating bills by hundreds of pounds a year.
The system at Watton, South Norfolk, was installed ultimately to improve the quality and affordability of customer heating systems and living conditions in the 30 flats at Orchard Close.
As a heat pump manufacturer, TermoPlus could not miss out on the benefits of using a heat pump for its Slovenian office and factory.
TermoPlus was determined to become 100% powered by renewables by 2018 and the project involved the use of ground source heat pumps and solar PV to cover all the energy and heating requirements of the site.
Renewable heating experts, Finn Geotherm, have installed an innovative ground source heat pump system at a detached house in The Broads, Norfolk. The system harvests energy from the homeowner’s lake for heating and hot water.
With a half-acre lake in the garden, the new heating system for the five-bedroom house near North Walsham utilises the property’s natural assets and negates the need for fossil fuels.
Water source heat pump systems are becoming increasingly popular, but one lesser known water source application is open loop systems.
Open loop collectors take the form of two separate straight pipe collectors. These designs abstract and filter the water through the heat pump. This water is then discharged either back to the water source or another discharge area.
Here is how one self-builder found a cost effective heating solution which would have otherwise flowed right past his door, thanks to an open loop system and a stream at the bottom of his garden.
Innovative technology that draws heat from the sea is proving effective in keeping one of Orkney’s newest buildings warm.
The Warehouse Buildings – Orkney Islands Council’s multi-purpose facility in Stromness – are the first in the islands to be fitted with a sea-source heat pump, which uses warmth absorbed from Stromness harbour to provide heating for the buildings.
Monitoring over a 12-month period shows this to be a cost-effective choice for the offices, which house the town’s library and customer services team, and provide a work base for staff from a variety of Council services.
Originally built in 1794, Henlle Hall, in Gobowen near Oswestry is the home of Cosmo Lloyd and his family who have developed the grounds of the estate into a unique, award-winning, and relaxing country retreat with a combination of courtyard cottages and woodland lodges.
It’s not witchcraft, its (super) natural!
This renovated 17th century church in rural Wales may give some the chills, but thanks to modern energy efficiency measures and a ground source heat pump from UK manufacturer Kensa Heat Pumps, its owners are toasty warm by harvesting free energy from their grounds, which also attracts seven years of quarterly income through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) as a big treat on the side.
As part of a £5.8 million regeneration project to enhance heating efficiency and slash bills by 50%, four 1960s tower blocks in North London have replaced their outdated electric underfloor heating systems with next-generation radiators – all matched with renewable heat sources.
Heat Pumps Today visited e2 (Environmental Engineering Ltd) in Mansfield to discover how they have continued to work on so many innovative projects.
Steven Dale, Managing Director has been in the HVAC industry for more than 30 years.
This family run business is also supported by Steve’s wife, Sandra, financial director and Tom Spencer, Sandra’s son who is Projects Manager. Russell Langthorne, Sales Director joined the company just over two years ago.
The owners of a picturesque 1800s farmhouse in rural South Norfolk are enjoying a warm home and reduced energy bills, thanks to a ground source heat pump installed by the renewable heating experts Finn Geotherm.
While renovating redundant farm buildings on their land to create a new home for themselves, Michael and Judy Watson decided to upgrade the heating and hot water system in the farmhouse where they currently live. The house, originally two separate homes joined into one, will be passed to the Watson’s family in a few years, once the renovation is finished.
An expanding veterinary practice in Norfolk is benefiting from heating and hot water with reduced energy bills, thanks to a ground source heat pump installed by the renewable heating experts Finn Geotherm.
Finn Geotherm was shortlisted in four categories in the 2016 National ACR & Heat Pump Awards.
Hannah Kelly, owner of Wood Farm Vets, started the practice in 2014 to care for large and small animals. Initially, Hannah ran the practice from her home, a farmhouse in Wymondham, South Norfolk, but rapidly outgrew the premises.
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