The benefits of the 800kw Herz Biofire woodchip boiler installation at John Cleveland College include:
Rural Energy was responsible for the project, including the development of an effective fuel storage and delivery system. This consisted of a pre-fabricated octagonal wood fuel hopper, located outside the plant room with an auger to transport fuel into the boiler.
A vertical elevator fuel delivery system was also installed, with a trough for tipped wood chip deliveries. Furthermore, private access road was constructed to minimise disruption to pupils and staff on site and to avoid any potential hazards caused by fuel delivery lorries.
The Herz BioFire is specifically designed for large-scale applications with high heating needs. It features a stepped grate system, ensuring the fuel is dried out to optimum levels before reaching the combustion allowing flexibility for burning different fuel types.
Paul Craven, the Principal of John Cleveland College, commented: The support and technical expertise we received from Rural Energy during the planning and installation process has been second to none and we have every confidence that the new system will deliver the efficient and sustainable solution we had hoped for.
I am proud that we are actively reducing the carbon footprint of the college by introducing this technology, which also provides an excellent opportunity for the students to study the science of renewable energy in more detail.
In 2013, the college set up the John Cleveland College Community Woodheat Co-operative in partnership with Green Fox Community Energy Co-operative, a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to facilitate deployment of community owned renewable energy.
The cooperative invited investment from around the country, with 50% of funding for the project sourced locally from within Leicestershire.
The John Cleveland College Community Woodheat Co-operative raised almost £600,000 to support the purchase and installation of the 800kW Herz biomass boiler. With the heating now provided by cost effective and renewable wood chips, the college is much better protected against fluctuating fuel prices.
Three new GAI guides have been published to make specifiers aware of the additional hardware considerations needed for projects with additional hygiene, sustainability and connectivity requirements.Posted in Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Innovations & New Products, Publications
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Members’ Week has been hailed a great success by members, guests and staff alike, as the Federation broke new ground to deliver the industry’s first major virtual event.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Exhibitions and Conferences, Glass, Glazing, Information Technology, Posts, Seminars, Training, Windows
Selectaglaze fitted four noise reducing secondary glazing units in a luxury residential property in a converted warehouse in East London.Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Case Studies, Glass, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows
Code Handle® brings award-winning design and digital security to any private door which requires a cost-efficient way to keep people out.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Health & Safety, Information Technology, Posts, Security and Fire Protection