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Lustleigh Estate, a large residential estate on Dartmoor, comprises a main residence, two cottages, office complex and swimming pool with a pool house. They wanted to reduce running costs and CO2 by moving to biomass from oil. This would allow them to utilise their own wood fuel supply from the Estate’s eighty acres of woodland.
They specified a biomass district heating system, which would need to replace five oil boilers. The system would have to heat five separate buildings and a swimming pool from a single boiler and link to a solar thermal array for summer hot water.
Treco supplied and installed a single, top-of-the-range 100kW Guntamatic Powerchip biomass boiler in a district heating scheme, which replaced the five existing oil boilers. The boiler and fuel store were installed in an outbuilding located 100 metres from the main properties. All of the buildings were linked using insulated underground pipe.
In the short term, a reliable wood chip fuel supply was established through membership of the Dartmoor Biomass Cooperative. Longer term, all fuel will be sourced for free from the Estate’s eighty acres of woodland, dried, chipped and stored on site.
The client will achieve a fuel cost saving of 60-80% over heating oil (Source, Biomass Energy Centre) and reduce CO2 by up to 98% or 44 tonnes compared to heating oil, per annum (Source, Biomass Energy Centre)