Solutions

We utilise a range of renewable energy solutions and cutting edge eco-friendly methods to save you money and energy. Our team of experts handle everything from the initial survey and design to the supply and installation of your chosen solution. We can even help you with applying for grants and tax incentives.
We do not work exclusively with any one manufacturer so our designers have a wide range of suppliers to select from ensuring that you always get the right solution for your home.

For more information on our renewable energy solutions please click on the links below or contact us now to arrange an inspection and we can provide you with a solution specifically adapted to suit your individual home.

Eco-friendly insulation

Eco-friendly insulation

More than half of the heat lost from your home goes through the roof and walls. Adding insulation to your home is one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing energy consumption. Many insulation materials such as fibreglass or polystyrene contain harmful irritants and fibres or are chemically manufactured.

We prefer to use natural materials such as wood fibre, sheep’s wool, straw bales, recycled newspapers or cork. Not only are these good for you and the environment but they have fantastic insulating properties. Not all houses are built the same and different insulation solutions suit different types of construction so we do a full survey of your house and provide calculations of various options for you to choose from.

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Ground source heat pumps

Ground source heat pumps

The temperature of the ground remains stable throughout the year and forms a perfect heat source in the winter. Ground source heat pumps harness that energy and amplify it to provide extremely energy efficient heating for your home.

With efficiencies of up to 600% heat pumps offer very low running costs and greatly reduced carbon dioxide emissions. Since the only input required is electricity heat pumps offer a great solution when no gas connection is available.

Our thermal engineers undertake detailed thermal studies to ensure your heat pump is perfectly sized to give the optimum performance for the minimum cost.

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Solar thermal panels

Solar thermal panels

Solar thermal panels use passive collectors mounted on your roof or any other suitable location that heat your water using only the power of the sun. You can get free hot water for much of the year and even in winter the panels can pre-heat your water to save you money. In fact you can save an average of 60% off your annual water heating bills with a typical solar thermal panel installation.

The alpine environment provides varied conditions for the use of solar panels due to the impact of the mountains. Our solar calculations are specific to the exact project location and take into account the actual horizon line as viewed from the site.

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Photovoltaic panels

Photovoltaic panels

Photovoltaic (or PV) panels use the sun’s radiation to produce electricity, meaning you are less reliant on mains provided electricity.

On sunny days, when you generate more power than you need, you can sell any excess electricity back to the power companies. France has high feed-in tariff rates of up to €0.58/kWh, which means that your home could be earning you money all summer, even if you are not there.

The alpine environment provides varied conditions for the use of solar panels due to the impact of the mountains. Our solar calculations are specific to the exact project location and take into account the actual horizon line as viewed from the site.

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Biomass boilers

Biomass boilers

Biomass is a term for biological matter that is used as a fuel. Forms of biomass range from cereal crops and waste through to wood and wood pellets. Modern wood biomass boilers and wood-burning stoves are automatic and fully controllable and the fuel is cheaper than gas or oil.

Biomass is also carbon neutral since the CO2 released when burnt is equal to the amount absorbed during the growth of the fuel. This makes bio mass heating a great choice for anyone wanting to reduce their carbon footprint or just lower their fuel bills.

Our engineers can calculate the size of boiler needed, the investment cost and the annual savings so you can make an informed choice for your new heating system.

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Heat recovery ventilation

Heat recovery ventilation

Heat recovery ventilation, also known as HRV, mechanical ventilation heat recovery, or MVHR, is an energy recovery ventilation system using equipment known as a heat recovery ventilator, heat exchanger, air exchanger, or air-to-air heat exchanger which employs a cross-flow heat exchanger between the inbound and outbound air flow. HRV provides fresh air and improved climate control, while also saving energy by reducing heating (and cooling) requirements.

In line with RT2012, building airtightness is improved, and consequently less well ventilated. Since all buildings require a source of fresh air, the need for HRVs is increasing. While opening a window does provide ventilation, the building’s heat and humidity will then be lost in the winter and gained in the summer, both of which are undesirable for the indoor climate. HRV introduces fresh air to a building whilst recovering and controlling the lost heat.

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Earth tubes (or Canadian Pits)

Earth tubes (or Canadian Pits)

A ground-coupled heat exchanger (variously known as an Earth Tube or Canadian Pit) is an underground heat exchanger that can capture heat from the ground. They use the Earth’s near constant subterranean temperature to warm or cool air prior to being delivered into the building via a heat recovery ventilation system.

Earth tubes can be a great way to save energy but need careful design to ensure they are cost effective and to avoid any potential dampness issues. Our experienced engineers can help you to ensure your earth tube system provides you with clean fresh air for years to come.

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Rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting

Preparing water to potable standards consumes large amounts of energy. Most household uses of water such as toilet flushing, laundry or garden irrigation don’t need potable standard water.

Rainwater harvesting systems collect the free rainwater that falls on your property and lets you reuse it for all your non-potable needs so you only use mains water for cooking and bathing.

Rainwater harvesting encompasses anything from a simple drainpipe and bucket to highly complex systems of storage, filtration and pumping. Contact us to discuss what would best suit your requirements.

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