Wood Energy Celebrates Greenbuild New Retrofit Product Award Win For Green Heat Module
11 May 2012
Judges praised the Green Heat Module's
potential to deliver energy savings in an innovative way
Wood Energy's Green Heat Module has been honoured with the 'New Retrofit Product' award at the Greenbuild Awards held in Manchester as part of the Greenbuild Expo. Specifically designed to make it easy for those new to biomass heating by enabling them to adopt best practice and make the most of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the Green Heat Module is making deployment of a biomass heating solution significantly simpler than traditional complex installations.
The Green Heat Module was launched at the Greenbuild Expo 2011. Since then, the market has been excited by the concept with several units sold, and a huge number of enquiries being developed by the Wood Energy installation team. The Module is designed to be eligible for an attractive financial incentive through the Government's RHI scheme and can typically reduce a building's carbon emissions by between 50% and 100l% (excluding electricity).
The leading specialist in commercial scale wood fuelled heating systems, Wood Energy has delivered several successful prototypes over the last decade, building knowledge and expertise which is now encapsulated in the Green Heat Module. Everything required is included in the highly automated Module so that once it arrives on site, it can be hooked up to the existing heating distribution system and the system started. The functionality of the Green Heat Module means the unit can be left for long periods of time without manual intervention, ideal for commercial building applications.
The winners of the first ever Greenbuild Awards were announced last night in a ceremony at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry. The One Show's Lucy Siegle revealed the winning entries in categories ranging from domestic newbuild to behavioural change. The judges included Liz Reason (Green Gauge Trust), Kerry Mashford (Technology Strategy Board), Paul Ruyssevelt (Ruyssevelt Consulting) and a team from the University of Salford.
The Salford University judges said the Green Heat Module had "the potential to deliver energy savings in an innovative way." They praised the way in which the pod concept has been shown to be effective in a growing number of cases and how "this extends the benefits through the application of biomass".
Commenting on the award Neil Turner, Business Development Manager RES On-site, said:
"We have packed all our expertise into the Green Heat Module with all the equipment needed to fuel a public building or commercial heating system. The module places the focus directly on our customers, making it easy for them to implement their carbon savings programmes. We believe it is the most cost effective retrofit renewable energy technology in the UK - delivering significant quantities of low carbon heat with the minimum of fuss."
Wood Energy is providing full details about the Green Heat Module at the All-Energy Exhibition & Conference in Aberdeen, 23rd & 24th May 2012 and HEVAR, Birmingham, 22nd - 24th May 2012.