Northern Ireland’s first Carbon Trust accredited biomass supplier
Sheridan & Hood, one of Northern Ireland’s leading mechanical and electrical engineering firms, has become Northern Ireland’s first Carbon Trust Accredited biomass Supplier.
The company, which has helped 20businesses save over £450,000 through the installation of state-of-the-art biomass heating systems, is the first and only supplier in Northern Ireland to receive the accreditation, which provides independent validation and recognition of a supplier’s skills and services for the provision of renewable technology solutions.
Sheridan Hood was formed in 1968 and the family run firm employs 45 people, delivering innovative renewable energy solutions to meet the growing demand in Northern Ireland for sustainable fuel sources. They have invested significantly in developing their biomass heating systems, which have been installed in organisations, both large and small, across Northern Ireland.
Brian Hood, Managing Director, Sheridan & Hood, said, “Over the past 40 years we have worked hard to lead the field in delivering innovative solutions for our customers. With businesses facing increasing overheads as the price of fossil fuel continues to rise, we took the proactive step of designing, engineering manufacturing our own range of biomass heating modules and package plant rooms in association with our sister company BS Holdings.
“These systems are now helping businesses and individuals save on their overheads and also reduce their carbon footprint. The accreditation from the Carbon Trust gives our customers further reassurance that we are providing them with sustainable and energy efficient systems that cut their bills and help contribute to a more sustainable society.”
The Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier Scheme is the market-leading scheme for high quality energy efficient equipment and renewable technology suppliers. It provides independent validation and recognition of a supplier’s skills and services.
Geoff Smyth, Carbon Trust said, “Sheridan & Hood is the first Northern Ireland based biomass supplier on our accredited list and they are a great example of how engineering expertise and innovation can be put into practice to help us reduce our carbon footprint.
“Energy use by businesses has a significant impact on their environmental and financial performance and our accreditation scheme gives forward-thinking companies the opportunity to gain access to competent renewable energy technology suppliers with a proven track record in delivering high-quality, low-energy solutions.”
Sheridan & Hood has helped specialist civil engineering and piling contractors DAWSON-WAM Ltd cut their oil use by 45,271kg of carbon dioxide equivalent (C02e) and electricity by 12,141 kg C02e, with the replacement of the company’s traditional LPG heating system with a biomass heating system that qualifies for the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which will see the firm receive free heating for the next twenty years.
The innovative 99kW system includes high-tech controls installed to ensure optimum system performance as well as producing online reports to monitor the system’s performance and company’s fuel consumption and emissions.
Jonathan McGall, DAWSON-WAM, “We were so impressed with the incredible savings on our annual heating bills but realised that there was more we could do across our operations”.
“BSH Holdings provided us with a quick and easy service that didn’t disrupt our head offices operations and we were keen to work with them again to enhance the energy efficiency of our workshop facility”.
“The economic climate remains challenging, and if we can reduce our business overheads as significantly as we were able to do at our head office, we will be better able to compete.”