Worcester's annual environmental awards
Environmental 2020 award winners
Recently we hosted our 12th annual Environment 2020 Awards, to acknowledge and reward those in the heating and plumbing industry who are committed to conserving the environment.
Background of the awards
For over a decade now, the Environment 2020 Awards have continued to highlight the importance of tackling climate change. This year, five installers were commended for their outstanding work using high-efficiency technologies and installation best practice to help improve the environmental credentials of their customers’ properties.
Gas boiler category
All the boilers were installed in the same building, with the 30Si Combi installed to heat fish storage rooms, the first 30CDi to heat a 24hr veterinary department and the second to heat a maintenance block. The Zoo hopes to add solar thermal panels in due course.
Greenstar oil boiler category
Dave Shaw of South Coast Solar (pictured below), won first prize in the Greenstar oil boiler installation category.
His project to install an energy-efficient Greenstar 25/32 oil system boiler alongside a Greenskies solar thermal system on a beachfront bungalow in Downderry, Cornwall, won praise from the judges for its replacement of a 25 year old Worcester oil boiler with a new condensing boiler.
Greenskies solar water heating category
Taking first prize in the Greenskies solar water heating category, Paul Hancock of A M Hancock & Son, was asked to improve the heating system for a customer’s large six-bedroomed home.
With the primary aim of reducing the homeowner’s existing £3,000 a year gas bill, Paul installed a totally new heating system comprising of two Greenstar 30CDi System boilers, a Greenskies Solar-Lux panel cascade solution and a Greenskies 300 Litre cylinder. Thermal radiator valves (TRVs) were also added to the property’s 24 existing radiators.
Heat pump installation category
Nick Critchley of Radiant Heating Solutions Ltd was named as the winner of the Greenstore and Greensource heat pump installation category for his installation of three 6kW combi ground source heat pumps at a new build property in Badby, Daventry.
Nick installed the heat pumps ground collectors in permeable paving, working closely with Worcester’s system design team to create an innovative device that allows the Greenskies Solar-Lux evacuated tube panels to pre-heat the water cylinder within the heat pump and the ground collector pipework to further enhance the efficiency of the complete system.
System solution category
Winner of the total system solution installation category, Lee Hawkings of Tonic Engineering Services Ltd, won his award for the installation of five Greenstar boilers and two twin coil cylinders in a property in Clifton, Bristol.
The property has recently been transformed into student accommodation and a combination of a Greenstar Highflow 440, two Greenstar 30CDi System, Greenstar 18i System and Greenstar 30Si boilers were cascaded to deliver the heat output required.
The system also featured two Greenskies twin coil cylinders, future proofing the development for the addition of solar thermal panels later this year.
Children’s art competition award winners
The Environment 2020 awards, which were first launched in 1999, also reward the artistic efforts of young people up to the age of 16 who have created an outstanding piece of artwork that highlights the need to be energy efficient and addresses the causes of climate change.
This year’s art competition champions in the 0-6 year old category were Imogen Davies (aged 6) and Anneli Davies (aged 3). Imogen and Anneli worked together to create a colourful 3D ‘Eco Castle’, which brought to life all the things they had learnt about to protect the environment.
Hannah Stone (aged 11), winner of the 7-11 year old category, produced a colourful picture titled ‘The one and Only Last Living Tree’, highlighting the impact of our actions on the world around us.
Winner of the 12-16 year old category, Elise Tucker (aged 16), also produced a very accomplished piece of artwork. Titled ‘A Greener Future’, her drawing represents Elise’s hope for a more sustainable way of life, based around natural energy sources.
Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and technical support, concludes: “As a manufacturer of both award-winning high-efficiency condensing boilers and renewable technologies, our aim is to help installers and specifiers reduce carbon emissions wherever they can.
“The Environment 2020 Awards are a great example of the heating industry working together to achieve a common goal - the reduction of our country’s carbon emissions.
“This has been another landmark year, with entries featuring some really innovative installation work, carried out to the highest standards.
We look forward to seeing more examples of excellent installation work as we continue the awards into next year and beyond.”
Date published: 11th July, 2012Subscribe to this feed Return to News