Energy solutions from CambridgeHOK are to help an independent garden centre and nursery save an estimated 79 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year – providing enough heat for the main shop, coffee shop and restaurant and garden shop.
Three new Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) have been installed at the Perrywood Tiptree garden centre in Essex, providing a much more energy-efficient heating solution than the old oil-fired boiler system previously used.
"Perrywood Tiptree is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and becoming as carbon neutral as possible in the future." Operations Director Tristan Bourne said: “Investing in Air Source Heat Pumps will immediately reduce our carbon emissions.
“We are committed to playing our part in the global fight against climate change, and this was the most effective immediate step we could take.”
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Charlotte Penn, Energy Business Development Manager at CambridgeHOK, says the project was a good example of a relatively simple installation that can bring significant benefits.
“We were delighted to work with Perrywood Tiptree on this project as it is a great example of how a relatively simple method of generating renewable energy can make a big difference to a business,” she said.
“This system will reduce emissions and provide heat to a number of areas across the garden centre site. This kind of system can produce significant annual and long-term savings and is relatively simple to install and integrate into existing heating and hot water solutions.”