Baxi win Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation
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.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) from Baxi-SenerTec UK, part of Baxi Commercial, was the key technology that enabled the London Fire Brigade (LFB), as part of its renewable and sustainable solutions strategy, to cut carbon emissions by 28% in six years, and reduce running costs. Baxi-SenerTec MINI-CHP installations, comprising a CHP unit, condenser and buffer vessel, are already installed in over 35% of the112 LFB premises.
Prestigious innovation award for Baxi Ecogen, the first commercially available wall hung micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) dual energy system.
Higgins Construction has installed a Baxi Ecogen micro-CHP dual energy system in a Victorian end-terrace house pilot project to test the new sustainable housing BREEAM standard.
Carbon cutting potential of micro-CHP recognised by Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in their proposed increase in the Feed-in Tariff.
Baxi-SenerTec UK selected a Dachs mini-CHP unit to create substantial energy savings and cut carbon emissions in a residential property in London.