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Starbank uses waste wood to heat new factory

When Starbank Panel Products set out to create a new factory, a sustainable approach quickly became a key objective, this included the supply and use of heating and hot water. Decorative panel specialists Starbank Panel Products is a family run business and have established a reputation for making high quality crafted wood, solid surface and plastic products throughout its 40 year history. As part of its successful company development, Starbank has invested £4M in a new factory which covers some 116,000 sq ft and includes new machinery, equipment and dispatch areas.

Starbank (PDF 237 KB)
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Converted Napoleonic fortress with cinema and swimming pool cuts running costs and carbon-pollution with air source heat pumps

One of the most exclusive properties in Jersey, Le Couperon is an £8 m luxury home overlooking Rozel Bay with private access to the beach. On the site of a converted Napoleonic fortress and developed from a former hotel, this is an ‘upside down’ property with bedrooms downstairs and main living rooms upstairs. Floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the views over the top of the fortress’ stone walls and across the bay.

Le Couperon (PDF 1 MB)
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Landmark council building undergoes energy upgrade

Opened in 1866, Rochdale Town Hall is an iconic Grade I listed building, located in the heart of the Lancashire town and featuring gothic architecture and stained glass windows. It was created by the famous British designer, William Morris. Already used by the council for meetings, concerts, festivals and tourism purposes, Rochdale Development Agency (RDA), on behalf of Rochdale Council, looked at even greater ways to utilise the building by giving increased access to the public to previously unseen areas, such as former police cells. The RDA had to ensure the whole site provided a high level of comfort to visitors and staff, whilst reinstating the building to its former glory.

Rochdale Town Hall (PDF 2 MB)
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Keele University uses CHP co-generation to meet energy targets

Based in the heart of Staffordshire, Keele University is home to over 600 acres of campus and ranks as one of the best student communities in the UK. The site has over 3,000 bedrooms, which are owned and managed by the university, meaning student welfare and comfort is a vital factor in day to day running of the area.

Keele University (PDF 1 MB)
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Royal estate’s barn-to-farmhouse conversion opts for heat pump

Cloughton Fields farm is part of the Duchy of Lancaster, a unique portfolio of land, property and assets held in trust for the reigning British monarch. Located in a small coastal village just north of Scarborough in Yorkshire, Cloughton Fields was opened in 2015 as a purposebuilt 21st century farm with strong green credentials. A £2 m investment in buildings on the site included the conversion of an old barn from an unheated cattle shed into a four-bedroom, five-bathroom farmhouse. Tenant farmer Joe Green and his wife Debbie wanted the house’s heating system to use environmentally-friendly technology, consistent with the Duchy’s commitment to sustainability.

Cloughton Estate (PDF 211 KB)
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Goodwood Estate powers into the future with Viessmann Pyrot biomass boiler

Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, home to the world-famous annual Festival of Speed, has constructed a new energy centre and district heating network as a step towards self-sufficiently meeting its energy requirements from renewable sources. At the heart of the new centre is a high-tech Viessmann Pyrot biomass boiler which will be fuelled by wood from the 11,500-acre estate.

Goodwood press release (PDF 464 KB)
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Floating hotel draws energy for heating from harbour waters

Bristol has declared that it “wants to become the UK’s first city for sustainable energy, leading the way towards smart energy efficiency, affordable warmth and 100% renewables.” In recognition of its wide-ranging initiatives reflecting this aim, the city was nominated European Green Capital of the Year in 2015. At the same time, in Bristol’s famous docks a Dutch barge was being converted into a floating hotel and its owner was determined to adopt an environmentally-friendly source of heating. This resulted in the installation of a new technology which was the first of its kind in the UK.

Kyle Blue Case Study (PDF 1 MB)
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Eco-friendly family home becomes benchmark for energy efficient design

Mr and Mrs Terry wanted to build a comfortable home with minimal energy consumption. The project, overseen by Passive House architects and regular collaborative partner of Viessmann’s, bere:architects, was to become the first certified Passivhaus in London and a benchmark for comfortable, energy efficient family housing. The house requires hardly any heating or cooling thanks to advanced materials and techniques used in its construction. With only 23.6 kg of CO2 per year (including unregulated emissions), carbon emissions from the energy used for the Passivhaus are significantly less than the average UK property today.

Camden Passive House (PDF 242 KB)
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Biomass boiler will save sustainability-conscious charity £1.6 million

Dartington Hall, the largest medieval house in the west of England, is part of a 1,200-acre estate which belongs to a registered Social Enterprise charity with special interests in the arts, social justice and sustainability. The Dartington Hall Trust uses the Grade I listed hall and neighbouring medieval courtyard buildings as a conference centre, wedding venue and guest accommodation. In providing space heating and hot water for the courtyard buildings, two ageing 600 kW oil boilers in the courtyard boiler house were consuming 600 to 700 litres of oil per day. The Trust wanted to replace these with a system that would be more environmentally friendly and less expensive to run.

Dartington Hall (PDF 194 KB)
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New future-proofed grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse with Viessmann heat pumps

One of the most iconic courses on the horse racing calendar and the home of jump racing, Cheltenham Racecourse has recently undergone a £45m transformation. The new state-of-the-art 6,500 capacity grandstand, which is now heated and cooled using Viessmann heat pumps, replaces a 1920’s building that was no longer fit for purpose. The new five-storey stand comprises of restaurants, bars, public viewing areas and a new Royal box.

Cheltenham Racecourse (PDF 188 KB)
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Renewable technology mix supports family heating, hot water and son's care needs

Mr & Mrs Davies needed reliable heating and hot water for their son's 24 hours a day care needs. Moving to a two storey barn conversion, they also wanted to future-proof themselves against rising fuel prices, besides making their home as carbon neutral as possible.

Parbold, Wigan (PDF 655 KB)
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Updated heating system improves efficiency at top performing school

Founded in 1991, Thomas Telford School in Telford, Shropshire has been singled out as a “remarkable school”, by Ofsted and as a “beacon of excellence”. The mixed ability school has consistently ranked as one of the top performing comprehensive schools in England and was first to achieve a GSCE pass rate of 100% A-C grades.

Thomas Telford School Case Study (PDF 1 MB)
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Viessmann boilers both old and new supply Northampton Saints Rugby Club

As a leading club in the Aviva Premiership and home to England’s Grand Slam-winning captain Dylan Hartley, fellow internationals Courtney Lawes, Kieran Brookes, Paul Hill and Welsh winger George North, Northampton Saints are at the forefront of English and European club rugby. A club with a long and proud history, the Saints have played at Franklin’s Gardens since 1880. Over the past 15 years the stadium has undergone a total redevelopment and energy upgrade and is now a 15,500-capacity, state-of-the-art arena.

Northampton Saints (PDF 1 MB)
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Updated multi-boiler system for conservation-minded tourist attraction

Located in a building designed to resemble a crashing wave, Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire is home to more than 100 living marine displays, including one of Europe’s largest collections of sharks. Temperature was precisely controlled in the water tanks and ecosystems containing marine and freshwater fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians - but human beings weren’t enjoying the same perfect conditions because one of the venue’s two 18-year-old boilers for space heating was operating at only 50 percent capacity and the other was unusable.

Blue Planet Aquarium (PDF 204 KB)
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UK’s first installation of a Vitoligno 300-H provides a local heating network for 16th century site

When the owners of a 16th century Elizabethan property wanted to create economical heating for the building and a refurbished courthouse, new biomass technology led to the first installation of its kind in the UK.

Lea Hall, Shropshire (PDF 1 MB)
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Viessmann’s innovative combined flue system connects 44 refurbished flats, meeting architect’s exacting requirements

The complete refurbishment of a disused office block in Stratford town centre has resulted in the creation of 44 new flats, each heated by a reliable Viessmann Vitodens 100-W boiler. With strict aesthetic guidelines in place, the installation called for a special combined flue system.

Stratford Broadway, London (PDF 204 KB)
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Over 540 households helped out of fuel poverty with a Pyrotec biomass community heating system

A housing co-operative in one of Scotland’s poorest regions has invested in a district heating network to cut resident fuel bills by 20%. West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative (WWHC) in Cambuslang has implemented a modern, affordable heating system in partnership with npower, using products from Viessmann, which caters for 432 flats in six tower blocks, 111 low rise flats and 14 tenement closes. A Viessmann 740 kW Pyrotec biomass boiler, backed up by three 1300 kW Vitoplex low temperature gas boilers, is now on course to save 48,600 tonnes of CO² over its 30 year lifetime.

West Whitlawburn (PDF 1 MB)

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