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WINNER: Renewable Project of the Year 2010

Cotswold Efficient Energy Centre was brought into the refurbishment programme for the Rectory Hotel
in Wiltshire to make the hotel as energy-efficient as possible.

Due to the popularity of the hotel, there was a strict deadline for CEEC to achieve a fully working system. Having just four days for the second phase of the installation meant having nine heating and plumbing engineers on site for the second phase.

CEEC decided that the system was to be an integrated renewable solution, all supplied from a single company. The efficient installation comprised a four-collector Grant Sahara on-roof solar thermal system, a 26/36 kW Grant Spira Condensing Wood Pellet Boiler as the lead boiler, backed up with a 36/46 kW Grant Vortex oil-fired condensing boiler, all connected with seven Grant DuoWave stainless steel cylinders totaling 2,200 litres of water storage.

“To win a H&V News Award is a huge accolade for any business, because it is being recognised by the H&V industry for its excellence”

Sarah Brook, marketing director, Baxi Group

This was the first Grant wood pellet boiler to be installed in the UK, which will provide heating and hot water in conjunction with the solar panels from spring to autumn. The new condensing oil boiler will back up the pellet boiler in extreme cold conditions.

The judges called the project “a shining example of how effective use of renewable technology can transform the energy efficiency of a building”