Adveco MD H&V News award finalist

Adveco’s New MD Boiler Range Selected as Finalist for Commercial HVAC Product of the Year in 2019 H&V News Awards

Commercial hot water and heating specialist, Adveco’s new MD Boiler range has been named as a finalist in the commercial HVAC product of the year category of the 2019 Heating & Ventilation News Awards. A range of high-efficiency condensing gas boilers, MDs provide consistent, very efficient and low emission heating for business-critical commercial projects and have been recognised for the innovation, differentiation in the market and the efforts made to address both environmental and safety concerns.

“As a proudly independent UK business with almost 50 years of heritage in the design, supply and servicing of business critical systems we are incredibly excited to be a finalist in this, the silver anniversary year of the H&V News Awards,”

Said David O’Sullivan, managing director, Adveco.

“To have our expertise in sustainable systems for commercial heating highlighted in this way is hugely gratifying for our entire team who work tirelessly in close partnership with our customers to create and deliver better resolutions for modern commercial operations.”

H&V News Awards Finalist 2019

The MD’s patented design and combination of pre-mix burner and highly efficient load balanced heat exchanger gives the advantage of low water content heat engines and inbuilt redundancy without the need for expensive framework to convert wall hung boilers to floor standing.  Both compact and lightweight, MD enables installation in a variety of configurations to make the most of available, often minimal plant room floor space, yet still provides for a wide range of commercial heating applications.

As well as ticking the boxes for safety and sustainability, the low emission levels mean that a heating system built around MD high-efficiency condensing boiler satisfies the requirements of the Energy-related Products (ErP) directive.

Steve Griffiths national accounts manager Adveco

New National Accounts Manager for Adveco

Commercial hot water and heating specialist, Adveco, announces the appointment of Steve Griffiths to the role of national accounts manager.

“Adveco already has considerable success supporting national franchises in the hotel and catering sector with our bespoke heating, hot water and power systems. I look forward to further building on those partnerships as well as exploring exciting new opportunities within leisure as well as the health and education sectors,”

said Steve Griffiths, national accounts manager, Adveco.

Steve is well known to national accounts through his prior role at Adveco as national service manager. He will continue, for the interim, to also oversee service & commissioning ensuring the high quality of customer service delivered during his tenure is retained as the business continues to grow and evolve.

“Steve has shown invaluable skill in building trust with our national accounts customers through his sterling work managing our market leading commissioning and maintenance services,”

said David O’Sullivan, managing director, Adveco.

“As national accounts manager, he brings a depth of technical knowledge and familiarity with our customers that adds real value to existing accounts and provides a tremendously safe pair of hands for new customers looking for the perfect partner for their heating and hot water needs.”

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Building a Better Future – Career Development at Adveco

Bradley Martin, Adveco

With Adveco, graduates can join a team that, by partnering with our commercial and government customers, help create comfortable, functional, efficient, sustainable and safe buildings that address the needs for a zero-carbon future.

The company is well placed to invest in the development and support of graduates wishing to design, supply, commission and service professional, high-quality bespoke hot water and heating systems for the building services industry. Today, the company is one of the UK’s most trusted specialist providers for this demanding field where systems and services support business-critical activity.

From engineering to sales and support, Adveco offers graduates the opportunity to work in an industry that can help make a difference through invaluable design, supply, commissioning and service of bespoke, business-critical hot water, heating and power systems across health, education, leisure, retail and light industry estates.

Yoesra Imam and Bradley Martin are the latest graduates to join the company within the sales function with responsibilities for the Midlands area.

For Bradley, graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc in sports coaching has meant he comes with a good understanding of what it takes to work in a close-knit team in a highly competitive environment.

“Due to my sporting background I really enjoy a challenge,”

Bradley says.

“In the mid-term, this will be getting the name out there to clients. We are not just A.O. Smith the hot water company, we are Adveco.”

Yoesra recently graduated from the University of Kent with a BSc (Hons) in Financial Economics with Econometrics. A self-confessed ‘people person’, Yoesra explains,

“My degree was really interesting, but just not something I would want to spend my life doing. I like being around people, not being bogged down every day by numbers in an office space. Taking on this sales role enables me to balance that business focus with a more social role. Adveco has a great culture and I have been able to really fit in quickly.”

The roles do mean both can expect to be on the road much of the week, meeting existing and potential customers, developing new opportunities and supporting projects by facilitating expertise from the wider company. This is a crucial aspect of the role as customers – from consultants, specifiers and engineers to site owners and facility managers – will have very particular needs that balance exceeding latest legislation whilst meeting project expectations, delivery dates and budget.

“Although new to the industry, I really want to push the new Adveco product range along with my own personal development. I chose sales because no two deals are the same,”

Bradley says.

“I really thrive off getting the best deal, not only for the company but also for our clients. That is what will enable me to build long-lasting relationships in this industry.”

As with any graduate entering their first role, expectation is tempered by experience, and Adveco works hard to ensure new employees are welcomed and given the best possible training to support their day to day needs and help give them the necessary experience as quickly as possible. That starts for many before they join the company through outreach with organisations such as CIBSE, where Adveco offers approved training seminars and is a strong proponent of work carried out by the Young Engineers Network (CIBSE YEN).

Yoesra Imam, Adveco“I never actually considered the construction industry before,”

admits Yoesra,

“But in my first few weeks, it has become something that I have become passionately interested in. Everyone needs heating and hot water!”

Bradley agrees, observing,

“This is a rapidly growing company with huge potential.”

If you are not a graduate, Adveco also supports apprenticeships for those interested in gaining hands-on experience and developing new, practical skills. With opportunities to shadow and learn from our gas engineers on the ground, and with support provided in attaining industry recognised accreditation, there is a variety of ways we can help you achieve your potential.

Discover more about a career with Adveco

H&V News Awards Finalist 2019.

Adveco’s m-CHP System for Bromsgrove Leisure Centre Shortlisted for Renewable Project of the Year Award

Commercial hot water and heating specialist, Adveco’s TOTEM micro combined heat and power (m-CHP) based system for Bromsgrove’s new Leisure Centre has been named as a Renewable Project of the Year finalist in the 2019 Heating & Ventilation News Awards.

As part of a wider local redevelopment project by Bromsgrove District Council, the new sports and leisure centre demanded a high-performance heating system. To achieve the level of energy efficiency required for this modern building, Yorkshire Building Services Ltd (YBS) designed, and Adveco provided, a system based on its Totem T25 m-CHP to reduce emissions and improve total efficiency.

“To have a customer’s project selected is especially gratifying, celebrating the professionalism of our contracting and installation partners and our customer’s decision to put their trust in us. It also one of the finest ways to showcases our commitment to sustainable technology that meets and exceeds the need for carbon reduction and the lowering of emissions,” said David O’Sullivan, managing director, Adveco.

Bromsgrove Leisure Centre benefits from Adveco's micro CHP solution.

The state of the art building features two large swimming pools, a sports hall, a 100-station gym, a fully featured spa and a café, so was a prime opportunity to display the sustainable potential of an m-CHP system. Electricity is produced and consumed on-site reducing the building’s reliance on the local grid. The waste heat produced is captured through a series of heat exchangers and used towards the high heat demand of the system.

With the significant continuous demand made by the Bromsgrove site, the m-CHP system drastically reduces the reliance on conventional boiler technology and improves the overall efficiency of the building. The site is on target for a net reduction in carbon emissions of more than 65,000 kg per year as well as providing an estimated £10,000 in annual savings to the District Council which runs the facility.

Designed as a boiler pre-fed system, allowing the m-CHP unit to maximise its input by prioritising the higher energy demand present in the building’s heating system, Adveco supplied a TOTEM T25 m-CHP appliance as well as a bespoke 3000-litre buffer vessel, including controls and ancillaries, to serve the building’s heating system. Adveco additionally supplied two A.O. Smith BFC120 condensing water heaters to serve the domestic hot water supply to the leisure centre.

Learn more about the Bromsgrove Leisure Centre project.

mCHP BEIS introduces Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) for ‘small-scale’ low carbon renewables

BEIS introduces Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) for ‘small-scale’ low carbon renewables

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced a new Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) to replace the flat rate Feed in Tariff (FIT) payments, remunerating small-scale generators with a price per kilowatt hour for exported electricity to the grid.

These prices will be set by the suppliers (those with more than 250,000 customers) with all tariffs greater than zero and suppliers will not be eligible to recover costs by charging customers at times of negative pricing. There will also be no levelling of costs – suppliers providing a guaranteed tariff will be expected to take administration costs into account when setting their tariffs. Customers are still, of course, able to switch suppliers in a competitive market.

The government has decided that all exports must be metered rather than deemed, essentially limiting the SEG to businesses with a smart meter, which should be in place as the deadline has passed for all commercial properties in the UK to have been offered a smart meter. All Adveco m-CHP installations are metered as a matter of course.

BEIS has dictated that export tariffs should track half-hourly settlement prices, essentially reflecting wider electricity system conditions and demands. BEIS has published five particular tariff models ranging from a basic export metered, non-variable flat rate tariff all the way to an advanced variable tariff, benchmarked against half-hourly market prices. Outside of the tariff structure, contract length and prices are to be determined by individual suppliers

BEIS has also published a draft list of requirements any prospective system would have to fulfil in order to be eligible for the SEG, however, these do not differ greatly from the feed-in tariff. All technologies currently eligible for the FIT payments will still be eligible for the SEG, with an upper capacity limit of 5MW. With regards installation standards. BEIS is proposing that to be eligible for the SEG, m-CHP, Solar PV and wind installations up to and including 50kW in size must use Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certified equipment fitted by an MCS-registered installer.

The government has stated within the consultation that it is keen to stimulate the deployment of storage technologies, it is seeking industry views on the potential eligibility of storage and co-located renewables with the SEG, such as extending the SEG to battery storage technologies considering their intrinsic value to the grid.

The full consultation document can be read here.


Adveco welcomes Paul Hills to the team

Adveco welcomes Paul Hills to the team

Paul joins Adveco as our new Account Sales Manager for North London and East Anglia. Formerly regional sales manager at water treatment technology specialist Spirotech, Paul brings considerable experience to the role.

A self-confessed “avid” fan of West Ham, when not cheering on his favourite team you can find Paul on the fairway. We wish him a warm welcome to the team.