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.
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.
The owners of an award-winning refurbished swimming pool in Kent are enjoying significant energy savings following the installation of a Calorex Pro-Pac heat pump.
Recognised as the most sustainable way to dynamically heat swimming pool water, a Calorex Pro-Pac 22Y unit was chosen for the project by Bespoke Swimming Pools to keep energy and operating costs to a minimum.
Designed and manufactured in the UK under ISO9001 compliance, the highly innovative Pro-Pac heat pumps are specifically designed for swimming pool heating and are capable of providing a pool with up to five units of absorbed heat for every one unit paid for.
“The customer wanted a concrete pool to replace the old, tired unusable liner pool that was already in place,” explains Tony Keogh of Bespoke Swimming Pools...
Standing in a modest hotel room last week in the Norwegian town of Drammen, I felt the benefit of underfloor heating and plentiful hot water. Not unusual for hotel, you might say. But, the heat in that room had originated from the nearby fjord via the town's district heating scheme through a large heat pump system designed and installed by Star Renewable Energy.
The scheme is run by 'Drammen Fjernvarme (DF)', (which directly translates to 'Drammen Distant Heat'), a company owned by Finnish energy company, Fortum and the local councils in a 50/50 split. In conjunction with the investors and a 10% government grant, DF has developed a district heating system the heat for which is provided by the heat pump, gas boilers, a biomass plant and oil burners. The new plant, which contains the heat pump and two gas boilers, cost £20 million.
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