case study Nordrach

Council sees cost cutting opportunities in wood

Sucessful first project leads to extension

Our initial project with this local authority, in 2005, was the planning and installation of wood pellet heating for the local fire station and swimming pool. During this project, we became aware of potential cost savings for our client if several other public buildings were also heated with biomass. Our subsequent feasibility study confirmed that this was, indeed, a good option for the village. We were given overall responsibility for the planning and installation of a district heating system supplied by a wood chip boiler for the following buildings:

  • The town hall
  • Multi-purpose hall
  • Church and rectory
  • A building housing a shop and accommodation
  • School
  • Infant school
  • Community centre

Two inns also have the option to connect to the network.

The installation was commissioned in April 2007. Construction costs were around 7% below budget.