National Heat Pump Awards Honour Renewable Energy Commitments
The finalists for the National Heat Pump Awards 2012 were announced today, in the second year of the awards competition that aims to reward companies which have proven their dedication to energy-efficiency and the use of renewable energy.
Organised by the publishers of Heat Pumps Today and ACR Today magazines, the awards’ finalists this year include a chapel in Merthyr Tydfil with underfloor heating powered by a heat pump, a 19th Century tall ship on the River Clyde, former Royal Navy minesweeper TS Resolute, which has been transformed into a youth training centre and a 16th Century farm house.
What these very different projects all have in common is their dedication to renewable energy in the form of heat pumps, which extract low grade energy from air, water or the earth and upgrade so it can be used with underfloor heating to make surroundings cosy, to heat water or to power air conditioning. Over 100 entries have been received across the awards’ 10 categories and encompass residential, commercial and industrial applications across the UK.
Heat Pumps Today magazine editor Phil Creaney commented: “The innovation and creativity apparent in projects across the country is striking. It is clear that fundamental changes are starting to take place in the way people think about the best way of heating and cooling buildings.”