Commercial Renewable Heat Showcase hosted in partnership by Ecoliving & Dimplex
Last week Ecoliving and heat pump partners, Dimplex, held what was regarded as an informative and worthwhile Renewable Heat Showcase at Dumfries House. We welcomed delegates from a wide range of organisations; architects, consultants, engineers, main contractors, local authority representatives, estate agents and education bodies. The spectacle of the Dumfries House mansion was our base for the day, in particular the Rothesay Room, which really set the scene for a quality day – the rain stayed away too, which was a bonus!
Right from conception, the day was intended to not only showcase the capabilities of renewable heat in all sorts of buildings, with a variety of technologies and applications, but also to demonstrate the effectiveness and strength of a quality partnership. Over the past three years, Ecoliving has worked alongside Dimplex to deliver a renewable heating revamp to almost all of the buildings within the estate. Although only four installations constituted the technology tour on the day, Ecoliving and Dimplex have collaboratively installed green heating technologies – replacing oil systems – to ten different properties on the estate including the art studios, hospitality centre, STEM Centre (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) and visitor centre. These buildings, a mix of old and new, now provide learning facilities and opportunities for local people – helping to strengthen the local economy through enhanced opportunities but also providing a legacy for the estate itself. The unique setting of the Dumfries House Estate, and all of the additional work that is generated for the surrounding communities, demonstrates the wealth of benefits renewables can bring, over and above energy and environmental savings.
On reflection, it was great to have such a variety of attendees from a breadth of organisations. It really highlights the extent of the interest in innovative renewable heating solutions for commercial properties. Throughout the day, varied and well-informed questions were posed in abundance, with both Ecoliving and Dimplex design engineers commenting on the excelled technical understanding of attendees. The enthusiasm to know more made time keeping trickier, but at the same time demonstrates an enthusiasm to adjust, adapt and accelerate the renewable heat revolution.
Please find downloadable version of all of the presentations, including the afternoon CPD seminars, below.
Matthew Maskell, Design Engineer, Dimplex CPD: How can Heat Pumps help your project to pass Planning and Building regulations.
Laurence Allison, National Account Manager, Dimplex CPD: Ground Source Heat Pump Collectors, Evaluating the Options.
Abbé Cusack, South West Implementation Advisor, Resource Efficient Scotland: Non-Domestic RHI Insight.
Mark Henderson, Founder & Director, Ecoliving: The Potential for Renewable Heat Across Scotland's Commercial Property Stock.