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Finalist! CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2019

Finalist! CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2019

Attleborough based renewable heating expert Finn Geotherm, has been shortlisted in a top national energy efficiency award scheme for its district heating installation for housing association Flagship Group.

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards, now in their twelfth year, recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. Entries are open to any organisation responsible for the design, commissioning, construction, installation and operation of low energy buildings and the manufacturers whose products enable efficient energy consumption. They are the only industry awards that focus on the actual, measured performance outcomes of a project, and not just design intent or performance specifications.

Finn Geotherm’s installation for Flagship Group has been shortlisted for the Residential Project of the Year. The ground source heat pump system is delivering domestic heating and hot water for 30 flats at Orchard Close in Watton, Norfolk. The first domestic heating scheme for communal use in the East of England, it has cut Flagship customers’ heating bills by two thirds, creating annual savings of hundreds of pounds. In addition, it enables Flagship to dramatically reduce its maintenance costs and CO2 emissions. The project is expected to be the first of many for the housing association, with Flagship hoping to roll out other ground source heat pump systems to other customers as part of its plan to create more affordable and environmentally friendly homes.

Guy Ransom, commercial director at Finn Geotherm, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in the prestigious CIBSE Building Performance Awards scheme, which recognise the most significant energy efficiency projects both here in the UK and overseas. Being placed as a finalist is both a testament to the forward-thinking strategic approach of Flagship and the hard work and skill of the team at Finn Geotherm in delivering the best possible solution for the organisation and its tenants. We thoroughly enjoyed working together on this project and hope we can soon be celebrating its success together too!”

Matt Smith, Compliance Manager at Flagship, said:

“To be shortlisted for this award is fantastic news. We have worked hard to get the scheme up and running, so to be recognised in this way is a great achievement for everyone involved. We are continually trying to improve the service we offer our customers while at the same time reduce our carbon footprint, and the system in Watton has allowed us to do both.”

Winners of the CIBSE Building Performance Awards will be announced on 12th February at a black tie event in London.

For more details on the Flagship installation, click here or view our District Heating page for information on this type of project.