Category Archives: Heat pump

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Heat pumps. Renewable energy generation or efficient use of electricity? Which one?

Paul and I have been having a debate around what sort of energy a heat pump produces. Does it sit in the ‘energy efficiency camp” and should be counted as efficient use of electricity or does it lean towards Renewable … Continue reading

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Future-fit, not retrofit

There have been to all intents and purpose old buildings and these buildings within the same caveats been modified with the ‘latest’ tech. I have used in the past the example of the latest heating system added to an old … Continue reading

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Getting off oil… down to the knitty gritty. Ground source heat pumps in some farms (with moles)

The NT in Wales are in the final stretch in terms of getting off oil on its heating in its in-hand buildings across Wales but we still have with a couple of years to go (as ever this is another blog) But … Continue reading

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Fluoride good for teeth but bad for the planet… addicted to HFC’s

Fluoride is the key constituent of most of the world’s refrigerants. In Kigali the capital of Rwanda a couple of weeks ago a little bit of human race self-preservation kicked in. The nations of the world signed an agreement in … Continue reading

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Review of the year 2015. National Trust Wales Going Green… still at it!

…and how was our year? 2015 was a busy as ever but our work was quite wide spread this year. Assisting colleagues across the NT with multiple projects… PV, Heat Pumps, Hydro and Biomass. Durham to St Ives, Giants Causeway … Continue reading

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An Old Norse sea serpent and a low carbon cottage

It was one of those “I have a nice job” moments again. I was on the Pen y Gogarth or the Great Orme as its also called towering above Llandudno. Or to be specific Park Farm on the great Orme. … Continue reading

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The plaudits for Plas Newydd Marine Source Heat Pump coming through thick and fast

The Plas Newydd Marine Source Heat Pump, which is part of the National Trust’s Renewable Energy Investment Program has in the last week received two new National Awards in recognition of its ground breaking design and delivery. One award from … Continue reading

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