Leading heat engineering specialists BS Holdings look set to top off an award-winning year with the news that their innovative biomass heating and cooling system has been shortlisted for a prestigious UK industry award.
The local company has pushed forward 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 been shortlisted in the Sustainable Product of the Year category at the forthcoming Heating and Ventilating Review (HVR) Awards.
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.
Brian Hood, Managing Director, BS Holdings said, “The judging panel have clearly recognized the innovative nature of this technology and while of course we would hope to take away the top prize on the night, it is just fantastic to be recognized 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.”
The innovative, bespoke biomass heat generation module enables heating and cooling for buildings, businesses, processes and people as well as utilizing biomass to reduce green house gas emissions and provide significant savings on heating and electricity overheads.
This new heating and cooling system is completely revolutionary and taps into the growing need for air conditioning in organisation’s 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.
As a renewable fuel the government meets the fuel costs using the RHI (renewable heat incentive) meaning they effectively pay your fuel bills for the next 20 years. Up until this innovation companies have only been able to tap into heating now they can also get cooling. In England Scotland and Wales, when compared to typical a/c systems that’s £5.95 per hour compared to our system costing £5.34 and the government then contributes £7.28 meaning you have an income of £1.93 / hrs obtaining get free heating and cooling. In N. Ireland a 70kw a/c cooling system typically costs £3.97 per hour whilst our systems costs £3.91 per hour and the government then contribute £4.37 per hour meaning again and income and free heating and cooling for twenty years.