UK Government makes new £350m commitment to decarbonisation

Support targets construction, transport and heavy industry sectors Includes dedicated funding for green hydrogen. The Government has announced a £350 million package targeting carbon emissions from the construction, transport and heavy industry sectors in an effort to reach net-zero by 2050. “Climate change is among the greatest challenges of our age. To tackle it we …

SSI 1500 Stainless Steel Indirect

Is a calorifier right for my project?

A calorifier is a commercial-grade indirect-fired water heater that provides hot water in a heating and hot water system. It is designed for projects requiring large volume storage of water at high temperature, but rather than using a burner, the water is heated by heat exchanger coils containing liquid from another heat source, such as …

TOTEM engine for Combined Heat and Power (CHP).

What is a micro CHP engine? And how does CHP work?

Onsite cogeneration of electricity with heat reclaim by Combined Heat and Power, or CHP units, is one of the most effective ways of reducing costs by simultaneously powering and heating a building from a single gas-powered engine. As gas supply remains on a par with or slightly cheaper than grid-supplied electricity, and because Combined Heat …

Design & Build

Specialist support for Design & Build projects…

Traditionally building contracts will see a client appoint consultants to undertake the design and then a contractor to deliver construction. More recently, a popular method of procurement has been to opt for a single contractor to be appointed to design, or complete the design, and then to construct the works. Under such design and build, or D&B contracts, the client will typically have its own design team scope requirements, with responsibility for the detailed design falling …

Adveco packaged plant room.

Packaged Plant Rooms – A new paradigm for site safety

Adveco discusses how off-site construction techniques for commercial heating and hot water can alleviate pressures of cost and timescale on construction sites whilst also helping improve Covid-19 safety precautions… There is no doubt that we are going to face long term changes in the way construction projects operate during and in the wake of the …

The route to a green grid

Decarbonisation of gas supplies is seen as a necessary step towards meeting the UK’s carbon reduction targets, including the net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050.  A new round of consultation from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has laid out a structural proposal, the Green Gas Support Scheme, to be …

Adveco FPi Air Source Heat Pumps.

Clean Heat Grant to Replace the Renewable Heat Incentive

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed that the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is to close to new applicants on 31 March 2021. This has led to the launch of consultation for the ‘Future support for low carbon heat’ which details the proposals for support mechanisms following the closure of …

Berry Court care home plant room installation.

The Cogeneration Gap – Part 3 Caring for the Environment

We have considered the reasons for implementing m-CHP in new builds and upgrading care homes. In this third and final blog in the series, we consider one last deciding factor, the environmental impact of local cogeneration… The carbon savings have long been an advantage of Combined Heat and Power (CHP), and can still be achieved, …

CHP for residential care homes (Combined Heat and Power).

The Cogeneration Gap – Part 1

Often seen as an ideal application within the residential care home, in this short blog series Adveco discusses the argument for onsite energy cogeneration, the operational costs, the environmental impact and highlights the increasing performance gap between ‘dirty CHP’ and the latest generation of highly efficient micro-CHP… Whether building a new residential care home or …