J Tomlinson and Bromford picking up their award
services firm J Tomlinson is celebrating after winning an award for a ground
source heat pump installation which is helping to tackle fuel poverty and cut
carbon emissions.
The scheme,
carried out at 15 homes over two sites in Shropshire for housing group Bromford,
has been named Small Scale Project of the Year in the West Midlands Energy
Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards 2017.
It involved
replacing storage heaters in 15 properties with individual ground source heat
pumps and new wet central heating systems – with the prediction that the
installations will save money for residents and also reduce carbon emissions.
One has already reported savings of 40% in comparison to last year’s
electricity bill.
The project
will also create Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) income for 20 years for
Bromford through the Government scheme to encourage the installation of energy
efficient heating schemes.
J Tomlinson
was also highly commended in the RHI Installer of the Year category at the
awards ceremony.
J Tomlinson operations director Martin Ardron, who works within the
firm’s repairs and maintenance and facilities management teams, said: “As a
company, J Tomlinson has been involved in ground source heat pump installations
for more than ten years. We are currently working closely with housing provider
clients to suggest the best ways of installing heating systems that will lead to a reduction in fuel
bills for their tenants and customers and to a cut in carbon emissions.
“We are
delighted to hear that the project in Shropshire for Bromford has been
recognised as Small Scale Project of the Year in the West Midlands Energy
Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards 2017. The feedback from both client and the
tenants has been very positive, and although the system has only been in place
for a matter of weeks, one customer is already reporting savings of 40% in
comparison to last year’s electricity bill. It is expected the total scheme will
save circa 41,774kgCO2 and around £3,675 of fuel savings in its first year of
operation alone.
“We are
also delighted to have been highly commended in the RHI Installer of the Year
category, as it’s a ringing endorsement of the work J Tomlinson is undertaking
in the field of sustainable energy.”
Nine homes
in Cleobury Mortimer, near Kidderminster, and six in Hodnet, near Market
Drayton, had the ground source heat pumps installed earlier this year by the repairs
and maintenance team at J Tomlinson, which has a long-standing partnership with
housing group Bromford to support the organisation’s servicing, maintenance and
repairs programme.
Andy Jones, Building Surveyor from Bromford, said: “Bromford is
committed to tackling fuel poverty for residents by ensuring customers have
affordable warmth. We are very pleased to hear that this scheme undertaken by J
Tomlinson to provide ground source heat pump installations for 15 of our homes
in Shropshire has been recognised at these awards.”
Operating across the West Midlands, East
Midlands and Yorkshire, J Tomlinson offers a fully integrated solution,
covering the whole building lifecycle from construction to refurbishment,
repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services and facilities
Bromford is a business
with a social purpose whose objective is to inspire its customers to be their
best. For more than 50 years, it has provided customers with new and
affordable homes and provided a range of services aimed at reducing
welfare-dependency and generating social value in employment, education, health
and community safety.
The West
Midlands Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards 2017 help to recognise the
work being carried out by the energy efficiency sector in the West Midlands in
their delivery of the Green Deal Finance Initiative and Energy Company
Obligation Scheme. The energy efficiency measures introduced by the Government
following the Energy Act 2013, included the Energy Company Obligations (ECO)
Scheme, the Green Deal Finance Initiative, and the Renewable Heat Incentive
(RHI). These measures together help homeowners reduce their energy bills,
tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions.
The aim of
the Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards is to provide public recognition
for the excellent work the energy efficiency sector is doing in implementing
these schemes, and to help encourage best practice within the energy industry
as it works to improve UK housing stock.
The awards ceremony
was staged at the Hilton Hotel, Coventry.
For more
information about J Tomlinson visit www.jtomlinson.co.uk

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information about Bromford, visit www.bromford.co.uk
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