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Celebration night for heat pumps

NHPAUK: It may not have been a great night for English football but there were plenty of big winners at last night’s National Heat Pump Awards.

The annual awards at the ICC in Birmingham has become a showcase of the best companies, products, people and services in both the domestic and commercial heat pump markets.

The predictable big-name winners on the night included Daikin, Mitsubishi Electric, Space Air Solutions and NIBE but one of the star’s of the night was North-Shields-based company Geowarmth which won three awards and was highly commended in another.

The special special award of the evening, the Heat Pump Champion award given in memory of the late ACR Today editor Phil Creaney, went to Terry Seward, FETA’s commercial manager and secretary of the Heat Pump Association.

Backed by 40 years experience in the industry, Terry has made a key contribution to the development of heat pumps in the UK. As well as previously having been involved in the design and launch of several heat pump products, he was involved with the establishment of the MCS scheme, is a member of its steering group and is deputy chair of the MCS Heat Pumps Working Group.

The full list of winners:

Installation of the Year – Domestic, Air Source
Project: Ulfrid Lee, Ilfracoombe
Manufacturer: Viessmann
Contractor: Lenwood Energy

Installation of the Year – Domestic, Ground/Water Source
Project: Barn Conversion
Manufacturer: NIBE
Installing team: Geowarmth

Installation of the Year – Commercial, Air Source
Project: Moreland House Care Home
Manufacturer: Daikin
Project team: Space Air Solutions

Installation of the Year – Commercial, Ground/Water Source
Project: Fountains Abbey
Manufacturer: Geowarmth
Installing team: NIBE

Product Innovation of the Year – Heat Pumps
Daikin Altherma Hybrid

Product Innovation of the Year – Ancillary Components
Mitsubishi Electric MEL Cloud based control

Public Sector Project of the Year
Star Renewable Energy, Drammen District Heating Project

Domestic Installer of the Year
RA Brown Heating Services

Non-Domestic Installer of the Year
Geowarmth Heat Pumps

In-Situ Monitoring Award
Northwards Housing, Vaillant installation in Duncan Edwards Court





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