Heat engineering specialists BS Holdings top off an award-winning year with the news that their innovative biomass heating and cooling system has been named ‘Sustainable Product of the Year’ at the National Heating and Ventilation Review (HVR) Awards.
The local company has driven the use of biomass in businesses across the UK with their development of bespoke heating systems, and their latest development – thought to be the only one of its kind in the UK and Ireland – has picked up a string of local and national awards including: Plumbing and Heating, BIFM Ireland region recognition awards and now their first national award.
BS Holdings’ unique system uses locally sourced wood pellets for heat generation as well as absorption chilling technology to provide cooling from green house gas neutral technology.
The annual HVR Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the building services sector and this is the first time a company from Northern Ireland has been shortlisted in the UK-wide awards that are designed to reward companies that demonstrate distinction in their field.
Speaking about their latest award win, Brian Hood, Managing Director, BS Holdings said, “The judging panel clearly recognised the innovative nature of this technology and we are delighted that we have been recognised in such a quality accolade.”
“Since forming in 2000, our aim has always been to enable individuals and businesses to save money on their energy bills and this focus has paid off with the development of the UK and Ireland’s first small scale, biomass, absorption chiller.”
Local councilor, Adrian Cochrane-Watson said “I would like to congratulate BS Holdings on their recent successes, which is assisting in job creation in the Co Antrim area and assisting local business save money on their energy bills. We look forward to seeing the innovations and developments BS Holdings brings to the local area in 2015”
The BSH innovative, bespoke biomass heat generation module enables heating and cooling for buildings, businesses, processes and people as well as utilising biomass to reduce green house gas emissions and provide significant savings on heating and electricity overheads.
Up until now commercial organisations have been able to apply and benefit from the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) when switching to renewable fuel for their heating systems. However, this revolutionary heating and cooling system taps into the growing need for air conditioning in organisations as well as companies that have heavy IT usage and need to keep data centers and technology cool whilst only using 1 kilowatt of electrical energy, that is 17p per hour for 105 kilowatts of cooling.