Renewable Energy Saving Systems
Renewable energy technology and systems are becoming increasingly common in new and refurbished buildings and are one of the key ways that can help organisations to be come 'Carbon neutral'. The term renewable means that an organisation does not need to source the energy to power its building direct from an outsourced supply.
At ID Scotia we have experience of installing and maintaining renewable systems that assist, replace and also feed a buildings HVAC system.The renewable technologies that ID Scotia offer include solar electricity systems that convert sunlight into electricity. Ground Source Heat Pumps, which use buried pipes to extract heat from the ground for hot water and heating systems; and Air Source Heat Pumps absorb heat from the outside air to heat radiators and hot water.
The benefits of renewable technologies include:
- Lowers your carbon emissions and footprint, depending on which fuel you are replacing
- No need for direct fuel deliveriesHeats and provides hot water
- Require little maintenance - they're called ‘fit and forget’ technology.
In January 2003, legislation came into force in the form of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The EPB regulations require an air-conditioning inspection if the effective rated output of systems within a building is more than 12kW, with the first inspection required by January 2013.