Baxi win Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation
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The Award for Baxi is for its Ecogen micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) which generates up to 1kW electricity that can be used in the home or exported back to the electricity grid.
Using a Free Piston Stirling Engine, Baxi Ecogen is a like-for-like replacement for a conventional boiler.
It is MCS certified so is eligible for the Government’s Feed-in Tariff, making it a cost effective alternative as well as energy efficient.
’We are really proud of this fantastic achievement’, says Managing Director of the Baxi’s UK Residential Boiler Division, Andrew Keating.
’It is testament to the commitment and hard work of our teams in Preston and Lancashire, who have brought Baxi Ecogen, the first domestic appliance of its kind, to the UK marketplace.
We believe it heralds the most important step-change for the home heating industry since the condensing boiler and will be a key factor in delivering a sustainable, low carbon future for the UK’.
Baxi was established in 1866 and has always been at the forefront of innovation.
In 1966, it launched the Baxi Bermuda back boiler unit, which revolutionised home heating.
More recently, in 2011, Baxi was the first boiler manufacturer to include a combustion management system in its boilers as standard, providing exceptional energy efficiency and cost savings for householders compared to a standard boiler.
Baxi Commercial Division chosen to represent the heating industry as part of The Business Channel.tv series of programmes focused on the built environment. The programme, called ’Innovative Engineering and Building Performance’, has been produced in conjunction with CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) and includes an interview with Jeff House from Baxi.
New Potterton Commercial BBS is a new technology being incorporated into Low/Zero Carbon solutions offered by the Baxi Commercial Division ’One-Stop-Shop’.
Partnering with British Gas, Stirling Council has specified Duo-tec Combi GA boilers with Multifit GasSaver passive flue gas heat recovery devices from Baxi for a Killearn housing scheme retrofit.
Potterton Commercial has replaced an old gas-fired boiler at The Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, with a new high efficiency condensing Paramount wall-hung model.
Baxi Commercial Division supply a pre-fabricated packaged boiler plant, solar thermal hot water system and a wall-hung direct fired continuous flow water heater for Bryn Alyn School in Wrexham, Wales.