We are delighted that we have been shortlisted as a Finalist in the H&V News Awards 2019 for ‘Retrofit Project of the Year’. Following 25 years of rewarding excellence for the most forward thinking & highest achievements in the HVAC & building services industries, the 25th Anniversary of the H&V News Awards are set to be even bigger this year so we’re keeping everything crossed for the Awards presentation in April.
The category rewards projects that have refurbished existing buildings to exemplary levels, meeting the needs of the client while reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions. The government has carbon reduction targets that need to be reached and it is crucial that existing buildings, as well as new build projects, contribute to these targets through energy efficient retrofit measures.
The Shortlist can be seen here and recognises Herschel Infrared for working with a homeowner on the renovation of his farmhouse (plus outbuildings). The homeowner wanted to create a low carbon home, with low running costs for years to come, that made use of his extensive on-site renewable energy.
The renovation focused on creating a very well insulated, air tight home which reduced the need for a large and expensive heating system. Before the renovation, the property was poorly insulated with an old fired boiler and convection radiators (plus night storage heaters in the additional cottages). After considering alternative heating options, the homeowner determined that the Herschel solution ‘ticked all the boxes’ and Herschel panels were installed throughout his property. He now runs a CO2 neutral heating system alongside his solar PV supply. The full details of this case study, combining low energy electric heating with renewable energy, can be seen here and represents the opportunities available to homeowners, to run efficient homes and contribute towards lower carbon emissions, in the global challenge towards zero carbon.