Eagle House School


School warms to biomass heating

Eagle House School, part of the famous independent Wellington Schools Group, in Berkshire, has installed a Remeha Gilles HPK-RA 49 kW biomass boiler supported by a Remeha Quinta Pro 115 kW high efficiency condensing boiler to provide low carbon heating for its new sports hall and performing arts centre.

Biomass is a popular, affordable solution to fulfil the low carbon requirement for heating in compliance with Part L of new build developments. As schools require long periods of daily heat demand, biomass boilers are well suited to meeting this need, particularly when specified in conjunction with condensing boilers to manage peak periods and ensure reliable heat output.

For Contractor Mike Maggs of RGV Engineering (Netheravon) Ltd, it was important to use one experienced supplier to assist in the smooth running of the project.

“We recommended that Remeha should supply all the equipment due to their knowledge and experience of biomass installations and the quality of their products,” commented Mr Maggs.

The biomass boiler is fuelled by wood pellets which are stored in an external container next to the boiler house. Given the high energy density of the wood pellets, the school can hold 13 tonnes of pellets, enough for a year’s worth of heating, in the storage area, reducing fuel deliveries and associated haulage costs and minimising any disruption. The biomass heating system is controlled through a building management system to maximise energy and carbon savings.

David Stygall, Bursar for Eagle House School, added:

“We are extremely pleased with the renewable energy biomass heating system which is in keeping with our environmental commitments. The service from Remeha Commercial and RGV Engineering (Netheravon) Ltd was extremely competent and professional. My maintenance staff are extremely pleased with the low level maintenance required and efficiency of the unit. Overall, a first class job.”

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