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Specifiers Journal 2015-2016

Specifiers Journal 2015-2016

Heat Pumps: Innovative

Heat Pumps: Innovative heating by design Ice Energy explains why heat pumps can deliver more than just a total heating and hot water solution. Heat pumps have become an increasingly popular choice of heating systems in the UK. Having long been a preferred technology in many countries, heat pumps suit both domestic and commercial applications. Two of the most commonly sought heat pump technologies are Ground Source and Air Source (in particular, air-to-water) systems. There are various reasons why heat pumps are preferred heating technologies. Below are important reasons to consider, particularly with respect to commercial clients’ interests: • High efficiency ratings and lower running costs than alternative solutions • Ground & Air Source Heat Pumps are recognised as low and zero carbon technologies • Financial benefits paid by the government for 20 years • Almost no maintenance required, offering a convenient and safe heating solution • Design flexibility: Providing 100% heating and DHW needs, however complex the demand • Benefits to Building Regulations compliance Studies indicate that correctly designed, installed, and maintained heat pump systems are as dependable as any other heating technologies, with the added advantage of much lower running costs. If also needed; various heat pumps are available with an active cooling facility. Heat pumps primarily utilise solar renewable energy and in doing so, return a typical efficiency rating of 330% - 400%. Heat pumps contribute towards reaching improved Environmental Impact and SBEM ratings. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme is now live for commercial projects and significantly improves the financial aspect of installing eligible heat pump systems: The RHI scheme provides the equipment owner with a financial reward for 20 years after installation; after which, low running costs continue to apply. All relevant heat pump systems correctly designed and installed will be eligible for RHI payments. It therefore makes sense to seriously consider heat pump technology, whether for a new-build or existing commercial establishment, whatever its category. www.iceenergy.co.uk 0808 145 2336

Renewable solutions for commercial & social housing sectors which can generate ongoing revenue Total heating & hot water solutions for large single or multi-property projects across the UK Complete design, supply and commissioning services as part of our total service package Project management services ensure we take the strain so the client doesn’t have to Ice Energy Technologies Your total renewables Ice Energy have been working with social housing providers and commercial specifiers to identify and provide renewable energy solutions for the past 15 years. Our knowledge and experience has enabled us to provide heat pump solutions for properties from hospitals to village halls, libraries to schools as well as single or whole street social housing schemes. We work closely with our partners to identify the ideal solution for each individual project, combining our unique skills and expertise with a market-leading range of products including the NEW IVT AirX air source heat pump. Recently voted the Best Sustainable Product or Technology at the Build It Awards in London, AirX is the quietest and most efficient air source heat pump range in the world* and available exclusively from Ice Energy. All Ice Energy products are MCS accredited allowing you to qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive and generate an ongoing revenue stream while enjoying lower running costs. To discover more about our products and services, call Ice Energy for a free consultation on 0808 145 2336 www.iceenergy.co.uk