Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for Baxi Ecogen
Prestigious innovation award for Baxi Ecogen, the first commercially available wall hung micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) dual energy system.
Baxi played host to the Rt Hon the Lord Shuttleworth, the Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble, the Mayor and Mayoress of Preston, guests and employees at the ceremony to recognise the innovation of Baxi Ecogen, the first commercially available wall hung micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) dual energy system.
Following a tour of the micro-CHP manufacturing facilities and the research and development department where it was conceived and developed, Lord Shuttleworth expressed his pleasure at being able to present the award.
Lord Shuttleworth explained, ’It is one of only 50 in the Innovation category that have been awarded this year. The award is not given lightly. Only the highest level of innovation is recognised and it is clear that you have all achieved this’.
Chris Tyrer, Manufacturing Director concluded, ’The presentation of the Queen’s Award is testament to the determination and dedication of everyone who has been involved with the Baxi Ecogen project, from its conception in 2006,and development right through to its production and subsequent industry leading position in the marketplace.
’Baxi at Preston is regarded as a Centre of Excellence for micro-CHP, not just within the BDR Thermea Group, but across the heating industry’.
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.
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.
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.