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Biomass and Heating Oil Comparative Study for a Grade 2 listed building. The building was fully refurbished to maximise thermal performance.

Technologies

Condensing Oil Boiler
Wood Chip & Wood Pellet Biomass Boiler

Study Outcomes*

The property comprises of accommodation for thirty elderly residents each occupying a room with en-suite facilities. A new heating system will replace the existing inefficient oil heating system and it will be either a condensing oil fired boiler or a biomass boiler using either wood chip fuel or wood pellets.

The oil fired boiler was compared with a biomass boiler. The wood chip boiler provides the lowest annual operating costs of around £10,000 per year. The heating oil option costs around £13,000 per year, and the wood pellet option is the most expensive costing around £19,000 per year.

Our client chose to install the wood chip biomass boiler using a Carbon Trust interest free loan. 

If you are interested in upgrading your heating system, or considering renewable energy technologies installation and need a specialist advice, contact our office on 01953 798112.

* Based on site specific conditions, technology quotations, and fuel prices from March 2009.

Further building surveyed for Southend Borough Council A number of buildings have been surveyed as part of an ongoing project for Southend Borough Council who is seeking to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs and find innovative ways of bringing revenue to the area.

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Thank you very much for the report which looks excellent and at this stage looks a worthwhile exercise.

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