|Address/venue name:||Hopton Hall
|Building type:||Country estate with five holiday cottages and an estate manager’s house
|Green Technology:||192kW wood pellet fuelled biomass heating system contained within an agricultural building on the estate.The system also comprises of a18 tonnes of pellet storage, a 3,000 litre accumulator tank and 60kW oil back up boiler.
The system is fully automated and provides heating to the Hall’s various properties via a district heating system utilising approximately 400 metres of underground pre-insulated pipe work
|Name of owners:||Bill and Julie Thomas|
|Who installed green technology:||Purple Energy (www.purpleenergy.co.uk)|
|Why they did it:||When Bill and Julie moved to Hopton Hall, they realised that oil and electric storage heaters were the wrong sort of fuel to be using on such a big house, so investing in a green energy system seemed to be the most important investment that they could make|
|Advice to someone considering doing the same:||“We’d recommend alternative technologies to anyone looking to reduce their fuel costs through a long-term investment – not to mention the reduction in the property’s carbon footprint. The company that we worked with, Purple Energy, didn’t have a vested interest in any one technology and spent a lot of time work out the best type of renewable technology for Hopton. They have done a great job designing and installing the system”|