Is your office greener? Llanerchaeron property office

Room with a view. can you see the narrow profile secondary glazing? (exactly) the heat exchanger for the CO2 heat pump can be seen below in the small garden (it is screened with a small fence panel (vernacular of course!)

Room with a view. Can you see the narrow profile secondary glazing by Storm Windows? (exactly) the heat exchanger for the CO2 heat pump can be seen below in the small garden (it is screened with a small fence panel (vernacular of course!)

On the way up from South Wales yesterday i popped in for a quick meeting with Paul Boland the General Manager at Llanerchaeron. Paul was doing green stuff at Llanerchaeron before it was fashionable but from a perspective of pragmatism, economics, management and it was the right thing to do.

His office which is in the old Head Gardeners house got a little bit of a make over a couple of years ago. Some insulation, invisible secondary glazing on the sash windows, little bit of LED lights and a whizz bang new CO2 high heat air source heat pump (air to water) linked to some wizzier Jaga low heat radiators (micro fin heat exchanger and small fans). The office is also linked to 50kw of PV on the site. The verdict?… no complaints which is a big measure of success. We too often want to douse buildings in green wash and then think why the sum of its parts do not work. Less is more! passive, low management and lets people get on with their day job. Oh and the grade 2 listed building still looks like a grade 2 listed building but uses a lot less energy…result!

The java rads work well with the heat pump. It was really nice and warm in the office. Rads set between 2 and 3

The Jaga radiators work well with the heat pump. It was really nice and warm in the office. Radiators set between 2 and 3

The office
The office from the outside. Looking good and performing well. Fit for the future?

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