Finn Geotherm shortlisted in two top national award schemes
Attleborough based renewable heating expert Finn Geotherm, has been shortlisted in two top national award schemes. The company has been chosen as a finalist in both the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards and National ACR & Heat Pump Awards for two heat pump projects completed in Norfolk.
The CIBSE Building Performance Awards recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. Finn Geotherm has been shortlisted within Residential Project of the Year category for its installation for Flagship Group housing association. The ground source heat pump system is delivering domestic heating and hot water for 30 flats at Orchard Close in Watton. The first domestic heating scheme for communal use in the East of England, it has cut Flagship customers’ heating bills by two thirds, creating annual savings of hundreds of pounds. In addition, it has enabled Flagship to dramatically reduce its maintenance costs and CO2 emissions.
The ‘Oscars’ of the heat pump industry, the National ACR & Heat Pump Awards celebrate excellence in innovation, projects, installations and environmental successes in the air conditioning and refrigeration and heat pump industries. Finn Geotherm has been selected as a finalist within two categories in these awards – Installer of the Year and Domestic Ground Source Project. The project category is for an installation completed at a period property built in 1700s/1800s in rural South Norfolk. Finn Geotherm’s ground source heat pump installation has enabled the homeowner to replace an expensive and inefficient oil-fired boiler with a heat pump to create a warm home with cheaper energy bills.
Guy Ransom, commercial director at Finn Geotherm, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in these two prestigious awards schemes, which recognise significant energy efficiency and heat pump projects across the country. To have two separate projects chosen, both completed here in Norfolk, is a great achievement and a testament to the forward-thinking approaches of our customers in choosing renewable technology and the hard work and skill of the Finn Geotherm team in delivering the best possible solution for these properties.”
Winners of both the CIBSE Building Performance Awards and National ACR & Heat Pump Awards will be announced in early 2019.
For information on ground and air source heat pumps and Finn Geotherm, visit www.finn-geotherm.co.uk.