A National Trust property in South Wales is using heat pump technology to provide heating and hot water.
Gupton Farm recently underwent a major renovation project to become an activity centre and National Trust visitor base at Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire. The site also features camping, farmhouse accommodation and community facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Highly efficient and eco-friendly heat pump technology from Samsung Electronics was the commercial heating solution for local UK business Peregrine Live Food, an insect breeding plant based in Harlow, Essex.
As a business that runs and relies on a consistent temperature of internal heating to breed insects for the pet food market, when faced with a significant construction of the two story and 17m square factory, with six 11x6m breeding rooms, a new approach to heating was critical for Peregrine Live Food.
£862k boost for livestock auctioneer in renewables overhaul. An auction house in Northumberland is set to make a 236% return on investment, reaping an estimated £862,000 in energy savings and commercial RHI payments over the next 20 years, after installing solar PV panels and a NIBE ground source heat pump system.
In 2015, Bromford Group commissioned Kensa Heat Pumps to install ground source heat pumps into 16 formerly electrically heated bungalows in rural Shropshire.
Intended as a pilot scheme to determine the viability of the technology, the ground source heat pumps proved so successful at reducing resident’s fuel bills and providing a reliable heat source that in 2016 Bromford decided to commission a second project with Kensa Heat Pumps.
The second phase is proving to be just as successful, with residents at one site already experiencing a £15/week saving on their fuel bills with ground source heat pumps compared to their old heating system, which is a significant saving to those living in fuel poverty.
The most ground source heat networks in one site complete in just 9 weeks. During nine weeks in the Spring of 2016 Kensa Heat Pumps completed a compact and challenging heating upgrade programme featuring 11 of the Flagship Group’s properties on an estate in Fressingfield built in 2010. The project showcases the largest number of combinations of communal ground source heat networks installed on one site to date.
Two Dimplex ground source heat pumps are central to an innovative renewable heating solution which uses waste heat from transformers at a major National Grid substation to provide space and hot water heating for two adjacent buildings.
The Dimplex SI 100 TE and SIH 6 ME heat pumps recover waste heat from the National Grid substation in Worcestershire and use it to heat the main substation building and a neighbouring Environmental Education Centre. Using waste heat in this way means there is no need for backup heating or a ground source collector, which would have been unachievable due to the confines of working within an electricity substation.
A newly opened, ‘zero-energy’ teaching block at South Lanarkshire College in Scotland has been fitted with a ground source heat pump system from NIBE – helping it become the first building in the UK to achieve a BREEAM sustainability rating of ‘Outstanding’.
“NIBE has a longstanding relationship with South Lanarkshire College, and we are really pleased to have been a part of what is a truly pioneering project...
When the Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership opened the Brooke Veterinary Surgery equine clinic it wanted a heating system with significantly lower running costs than its five other practices, which are all run on oil fired boilers.
The Partnership extensively researched the possible options for heating systems for the new build development near Norwich, before selecting RenEnergy to install a Vitocal ground source heat pump (GSHP) and 400 litre buffer vessel.
This would provide the high volume of hot water required during surgery hours and maintain a consistent temperature in the building for the animals and their owners throughout the year.
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Heating and refrigeration solutions manufacturer, Viessmann, has installed 'ice store system, in a UK property domestic property, the company announced this week.
The innovative system recovers energy from renewable sources to heat or cool buildings, and supplies hot water. Viessmann installed the first system in a new, sustainable housing development at HUF HAUS' UK show room near Weybridge, Surrey.
The system takes energy from ice to heat or cool the house. It supplies the energy to heat pumps for heating and hot water in the winter, and for cooling in the summer. The Viessmann system takes energy from water in its ice store. The water temperature drops and, as the energy is withdrawn, the water freezes . The system keeps on taking heat from the ice.
When Berkshire-based chartered surveyors Powis Hughes replaced its oil-fired heating system with a more reliable ground-sourced heat pump, it instantly reduced its office running costs, cut its carbon output, improved the building’s EPC rating and attracted positive comments from key customers.
In 2006, Powis Hughes’ partners found the perfect building to house the firm’s team of chartered surveyors. The 50-year old barn was the right size, in a beautiful and peaceful rural location and is located just a few minutes drive from major road routes.
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