Full speed ahead as Charles Hurst drives renewable use

BSH with Charles Hurst Ferrari

Ireland’s only Maserati and Ferrari dealer, Charles Hurst, is once again leading the field with today’s official unveiling of the first biomass heating and cooling system to be installed in the UK.

The £322,000 investment by Charles Hurst Group with leading heat engineering specialists BS Holdings is part of the Group’s overall commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.

By installing the biomass heating and cooling system in the Masetati and Ferrari showroom on Boucher Road, Charles Hurst has already saved 41 tonnes of carbon in the first year of use and the Group has further plans to install biomass systems in their offices, showrooms and workshops across Northern Ireland.

Colin McNab, Operations Director, Charles Hurst Group commented, “As an organisation we made a commitment to reduce our impact on the environment, but this system from BS Holdings also makes commercial sense”.

“No other car retailer in Northern Ireland can boast such substantial savings and when you combine this with the lighting and heating control changes we’ve made across the Boucher Road complex between 2010 and 2013, you can clearly see that going green and investing in BS Holdings innovative heating and cooling plant makes economic sense”.

Investment by Charles Hurst in a carbon reduction program across the Group is already paying dividends and the use of biomass systems from BS Holdings has not only provided them with twenty years of free fuel under the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive, but also compliments the industries strive towards ever greener engines and hybrid vehicles.

The small-scale biomass unit provides 70KW of cooling for only 400 watts of electrical energy. This low level of electricity is unheard of in the industry and is designed for use in large and small organisation’s and is especially effective in power intensive firms with extensive IT equipment.

Brian Hood, BS Holdings said, “At BS Holdings we have invested significantly in research and development to develop a heating and chilling plant that is completely fuelled by renewable energy sources.

“This is the latest development in our industry leading range of biomass heating and cooling systems and is in fact the first system of this kind in the UK.

“It’s great to see companies like Charles Hurst embrace renewable energy and we look forward to helping them and other businesses in both the public and private sector increase their use of renewable energy, cut costs and increase efficiency levels.”