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Air/Ground Source Heat Pumps Installed

Forest Eco Systems are pleased to announce their latest truly stunning project. The completion of a spectacular project in the Forest Of dean.

This is a single story house built into the hillside, it has a green roof to help it blend in with the surrounding countryside.

The house has an impressive combination of Renewable energy technologies coupled with an excellent airtight very efficient structure.

Forest Eco Systems were appointed main contractor and oversaw the entire build.

Specification

Energy Efficiency Rating of 96 A

Green Roof re-seeded from adjacent field

Timber/Aluminum lift-and-slide-doors 0.67 W/m2K, passive house suitable, triple glazed security glass 54mm glazing thickness for best thermal insulation.

Windows are triple glazed security glass, 54mm thick 0,70 W/m2K.

Triple glazed roof lights 1.0 W/m2K.

Roof insulation is Dow Xenergy 200mm thick inverted roof and a U Value of, 0.15 W/m2K.

Floor insulation is Dow Floormate 300-A, 300mm thick below slab and a U Value of, 0.09 W/m2K.

Wall insulation is Dow Floormate 300-A, 300mm thick external and a U Value of, 0.10 W/m2K.

Air Permeability Test Result 0.49 M3/hm2.

Nibe F1145 10KW Ground source heat pump.

Underfloor Heating through out.

Enhanced Thermal bridging Construction Details.

100 % Low energy LED Lighting Through out.

Solar Photovoltaic system 5.130 KWP.

Solar Thermal 4 x Solfex 250 Landscape.

Whole house Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery.

 

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TODAY THE CHANCELLOR DELIVERED HIS 2015 SPENDING REVIEW The government’s doubling of investment in DECC’s innovation programme!

The government will provide £295 million over 5 years to improve the energy efficiency of schools, hospitals and other public sector buildings. Separately, over £300 million of funding for up to 200 heat networks will generate enough heat to support the equivalent of over 400,000 homes and leverage up to £2 billion of private capital investment.

Efficiency and Reform

The government will increase funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive to £1.15 billion in 2021 to ensure that the UK continues to make progress towards its climate goals while reforming the scheme to improve value for money, delivering savings of almost £700 million by 2020-21.

ANOTHER SUCCESSFULL 11kw NIBE F2040 ASHP INSTALLATION Installation Located near Chepstow, Monmouthshire

Forest Eco Systems was commissioned to design and install a heating and hot water system for a 4 Bedroom new build property located in a quaint village called Shirenewton. We completed a full site survey which enabled us to calculate the heating and hot water requirements, the proposal was to install a NIBE F2040 11kw Air source Heat Pump with a 300 litre Mega coil domestic hot water cylinder.

The chosen heat emitters was a mixture of underfloor (UFH) heating to the basement, ground floor and convector radiators to the 1st floor, each floor and room with UFH was zoned incorporating programmable room thermostats to maximise comfort control and energy efficiency.

The customer is very happy with the installation and will now benefit from reduced energy bills of up to 30% in comparison to oil, also the added benefit of a 7.42 p/kWh renewable heat incentive (RHI) which will help offset the initial installation cost over a 7 year period, further more our customer will benefit from having a extended 7 year warranty through the NIBE VIP installer scheme.

FOREST ECO SYSTEMS HELP CARDIFF CENTRAL STATION MEET BREEAM CREDENTIALS Forest Eco Systems install GSHP and PV system @ Cardiff Central Station Development

Forest Eco Systems have been working closely with Network Rail and Stiebel-Eltron to deliver heating/(passive & Active) Cooling  also installation of (PV) Photovoltaic 4.32kWp Panasonic HiT system to produce free electricity and free renewable heat for a new development at Cardiff Central Station. To meet BREEAM standards we installed MCS approved Stiebel WPF 20 Set S GSHP system with 3no. 103m geothermal probes to deliver the required heating and cooling demand through individual fan coil units for the new station and office areas. Due to the design of the building our GSHP system needed to provide heating and cooling simultaneously which meant careful considerations were applied so that any south facing office space did not over heat due to solar gain from fully glazed areas and at the same time office space on the north side of the building may require heating. The GSHP system has been in operation successfully for the past month and we are very happy with the overall product.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON HINKLEY POINT C NUCLEAR POWER STATION? Hinkley Point C Investment Agreement Signed

EDF and its partner, the China General Nuclear Corporation (CGN), have signed a Strategic Investment Agreement for Hinkley Point C, confirming the first new nuclear power station in the UK for a generation.

The UK Government and EDF finalised the details during this week’s China State Visit, agreeing the Contract for Difference that will provide price certainty  for the electricity generated from the plant.

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Forest Eco support local football 6-a-side tournament @ Coleford AFC

Back in June 2015 Forest Eco Systems entered a local football tournament in Coleford, Forest of Dean. Our football team consists of fully skilled tradesmen and apprentices from our plumbing, electrical and carpentry family. Unfortunately we didn’t make it through the group stage but enjoyed by all.

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