Rural Energy is Shortlisted for TWO H&V News Awards Categories!

Rural Energy is Shortlisted for TWO H&V News Awards Categories!
Rural Energy is pleased to report that it has been shortlisted for two H&V News Awards categories this year. These include: Renewable Project of the Year: Public; and Retrofit Project of the Year: Public.
This shortlisting comes in recognition of Rural Energy’s extensive project with NHS Dumfries & Galloway installing six 199kW biomass Heat Pods, and has therefore been finalised in two categories.
The Heat Pods, launched in Spring 2013, are one of Rural Energy’s latest innovations, bringing biomass to public services in the UK. Heat Pods now heat police training centres, care homes and NHS hospitals across the country.
The Dumfries & Galloway project is particularly special due to the large order of six Heat Pods with a short turn around time. These Heat Pods house a 199kW Herz Firematic, buffer tank and pipework with a high quality finish. These sit alongside a v-profile fuel store with walls at a 45o angle in the all-in-one Heat Pod. The exterior is finished with a beautiful rough sawn wood cladding which has weathered excellently over the past year.
The NHS in Scotland is looking at ways to cut its carbon footprint and utilise local services in the process. These Heat Pods are a key way to do so, encouraging the use and proper management of local woodlands to provide fuel.
NHS Dumfries & Galloway recognised the need to improve and reduce the use of energy and their reliance on fossil fuels. In September 2010 their Carbon Management Plan was accredited by the Carbon Trust. They are now committed to reducing their carbon emissions from buildings by 40% by 2020. To date, they have reduced their emissions by 24%. You can read the case study for the project online here.
Key to their success is the implementation of renewable energy schemes like Rural Energy’s six Heat Pods. To date, across the six sites, the hospitals have saved 836,820 Tonnes of CO2. Biomass makes up almost half of the NHS Dumfries & Galloway’s heating, and they have cut their kWh consumption by 40,000kWh.
We have been to London to present our project to the H&V News Awards judges and eagerly await the awards presentation on 24th April. It will be a fantastic event and we are delighted to be among the select few finalists.