There are many benefits to living in a house that has been built with sustainability in mind. For instance, generating your own electricity using solar panels saves money. Renewable energy such as ground source heat pumps and air source heat pumps tend to have lower running costs than fossil fuel boilers. And of course better insulation improves comfort levels throughout the house.
A new report from Frontier Economics outlines a raft of practicable and fully costed energy efficiency policies which could be trialled and implemented in order to dramatically decarbonise UK buildings.
For the second year in a row, a project isoenergy worked on is on the long list for the RIBA House of the Year Award.
Fiona Thomas has recently started as coordinator for the Sales and Project Management teams.
When choosing to invest in a renewable energy system, it is paramount that the system will last long enough for you to see a return on your investment. In many cases, we have to help people with systems installed by other companies that have broken down in just a few years.
As isoenergy continue to work closely with architects and private clients building and renovating homes throughout the country, we look forward to exhibiting at the Home Building & Renovating Show in Somerset on November 18th & 19th.
Calum has started work at isoenergy this week in the sales team.
isoenergy is running more and more seminars and professional education events to encourage best practice in renewable energy.
Isoenergy’s Justin Broadbent was recently interviewed by Journalist Jo Moulds for her piece in The Times newspaper.
On Thursday 5th October we will be hosting at open day in conjunction with the Country Land Association at Pusey House in Oxfordshire.
The quality of isoenergy's designs and installations continue to be recognised with a number of nominations and awards to celebrate.
It may have taken years of hard work for the energy storage sector to get to the point where it is tipped as the next big thing, but it looks as if all that work could be about to pay off.
Predicting the energy market is a tricky game. One thing we can count on though is that electricity prices are likely to rise.
Back in December 2016 the Government announced a number of changes to the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Their aim was to refocus the scheme on smaller properties by capping the amount of money that is paid to larger properties.
isoenergy recently completed the installation of a ground source heat pump at Loughton Methodist Church.
With the Government set to increase the air source heat pump Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) by 25% later this year, isoenergy can now provide a comprehensive and long-term efficient air source heat pump package for architects, developers and self-build customers.
Here at isoenergy we seem to spend a lot of time replacing other people’s heat pump installations that have died. Sometimes saving money on the installation will come back to bite as poor quality compressors will invariably give in over time.
isoenergy will be exhibiting at Grand Designs Live again this year from the 29th April to the 7th May. The show promises to be bigger and better than ever which is interesting considering it already takes up one half of London's Excel centre in Docklands.
As you may already be aware, the Government are about to introduce a cap to the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which will limit the total amount you'll be paid through the scheme.
We at isoenergy are saddened to hear a number of customers have been left in the lurch by the recent collapse of renewable energy company ICE Energy.
Following extensive testing within our in-house testing facility, isoenergy are delighted to announce they have recently installed the first ever Hitachi Monobloc unit in the UK.
Just in time for Christmas, isoenergy donated a van full of food to the local food bank to help local families over the Christmas period. We were grateful to receive the following letter in response.
There are many possible changes heading our way in the coming months in relation to the Domestic RHI scheme and suppliers prices.
isoenergy is delighted to give you an insight into a new control strategy we have developed for complex plant rooms.
A key aspect of any ground source heat pump system, but one that is often be overlooked in favour of the more glamorous aspects of the system, is the heat transfer fluid that runs through the collector pipes. This fluid is an antifreeze and is often referred to as glycol or brine.
On Friday 23rd September 2016, isoenergy hosted a plant room tour event at Pusey House, Oxfordshire.
Following extensive testing, isoenergy are pleased to announce that they have recently introduced Hitachi Air Source Heat Pumps into their portfolio.
Read our article publised in Listed Heritage about renewables in listed properties.
Last week isoenergy picked the perfect way to bring in the bank holiday weekend, with a garden party to celebrate our 10 years in business. All of our staff and their partners were invited to enjoy the event and celebrate a truly fantastic 10 years together.
The recent change in Government leadership also heralded the rapid and unforeseen disbandment of the Department for Energy and Climate Change.
Here at isoenergy we have been working tirelessly for the last month to get ourselves prepared for our busiest time of the year, the summer months.
Let’s rewind 2 years to July 2014, Brent crude was on the market at around $110 a barrel, the average price for a litre of fuel was £1.33 and heating oil was around 60p/litre. We were all feeling the pinch and looking at ways to reduce our fuel usage in our cars and also for heating our homes.
Last Thursday evening the staff and friends of isoenergy attended the annual Chilworth Manor Picnic and Pimms event in aid of local charity Mobile Physio.
Well now we know the answer. But what does yesterday’s decision to leave the European Union mean for UK energy policy and what impact will it have on domestic consumers and our customers.
isoenergy were approached in early 2015 to advise the client at Wistow Hall, a Grade II* 17th-century country house in Wistow, Leicestershire on how best to try and implement a GSHP as part of the heating strategy for their house and linked outbuildings.
The recent fanfare surrounding the first install of a Tesla Powerwall battery in the UK is a sign of the direction that the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is moving in.
In early 2015 isoenergy were commissioned to install a substantial heat pump system to service one of England’s most picturesque estates.
It is a busy time of year for our service department, as any minor fault in a heating system can be exacerbated by the cold weather.
isoenergy's Bean Beanland discusses the importance of selecting the right drilling contractor.
Heating older or Listed buildings with solid walls has long been considered problematic.
Traditionally, most closed-loop water-source heat pumps have been coupled to “Slinky” style pipework floated out across the body or water and then weighted down into place.
isoenergy was approached in late 2014 by the building company R.W.Armstrong to provide a renewable technology energy centre for a large grade II listed country house in the Home Counties.
With the recent Paris Climate Change conference, changes to the feed-in tariffs after Christmas, announcements about the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in November and now a consultation about reducing the tax relief on VAT for installing renewable energy systems, it has been a busy and conflicting few weeks of Government policy changes.
After the chancellor’s autumn statement last week, the policy briefing explaining the background to the headlines is starting to catch up.
It is now ten years since isoenergy started in business and during this time the company has established itself as a key operator in the provision of renewable and sustainable technologies to some of the great homes and estates of Great Britain.
All ground-source heat pump systems comprise of three core elements: the infrastructure providing the renewable energy resource from the ground; the heat pumps themselves; and the heat distribution system.
With the Paris Climate Change Summit at the end of 2015 and as the country continues to seek economical ways to reduce carbon output, a technology that has been a niche option is increasingly being investigated by building and energy managers.
Yesterday’s autumn statement by George Osborne leaves us thoroughly confused about where the RHI is going.
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is a relatively small department, about 1/6th the size of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, but with a complex task to do.
Isoenergy, specialists in the provision of sustainable heating solutions for rural properties and businesses, has now added Combined Heat and Power to its portfolio.
It is with delight that we can announce a new isoenergy website for our commercial partners.
In recent years the introduction of government renewables subsidies and tariffs has encouraged a large influx of new installers and suppliers to the renewable energy market. To the inexperienced buyer the sheer range of choices and options can at times, prove overwhelming.
Isoenergy’s Tom Morris and Nigel Jefferson explain why maintenance of your biomass boiler is so important.
With the predicted weather for summer 2015, if you are lucky enough to own a swimming pool, it will undoubtedly get a lot of use. But we’re sure something that will probably not cross your mind is making sure it is properly insulated during the next few months.
As part of our commitment to promoting best practice in renewable energy, isoenergy held its most recent CPD seminar for the Chartered Institute of Builders on Wednesday 28th April 2015.
Installing a heat pump system is a great step towards sustainability. With that in mind, you will be keen to ensure your new heating system keeps running day in day out to enjoy the benefits.
We see our customers paying a very wide range of prices for buying the same commodity – electricity.
On the 14th November 2014, isoenergy’s apprentice electrician Ryan Shorter was named runner up at the Federation of Small Businesses Surrey Business Awards.
Isoenergy’s Helen McIntosh was recently invited to the House of Commons event supporting Women’s Rugby.
We are delighted to announce the Linney Group have decided to select isoenergy for the installation of their new biomass system.
An isoenergy client reported over the weekend that they had successfully registered their period country house onto the newly launched Domestic RHI.
With the sun shining and cherry blossom on the trees, the end of winter seems a plausible concept.
The drive towards renewable energy technologies is being accelerated by the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The payments from the scheme, whether from the non-domestic or the domestic schemes, help to make a strong economic case for the investment with a very favourable return.
The Listed Property Show was held again this year on the 15-16 February at Kensington Olympia.
isoenergy’s Justin Broadbent guides St Lawrence C of E Primary School on its environmental learning journey.
Justin Broadbent was recently invited to speak at Oxford University’s Energy Society evening.