A subsidiary of RES, Wood Energy has won a Greenbuild award for its Green Heat Module. The module, launched at Greenbuild Expo 2011, was awarded the New Retrofit product category in Manchester on Wednesday evening.

Specifically designed to make it easy for those new to biomass heating by enabling them to adopt best practice and make the most of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the module can typically reduce a building’s carbon emissions by between 50% and 100% (excluding electricity).

The Salford University judges said the Green Heat Module had “the potential to deliver energy savings in an innovative way.” They praised the way in which the pod concept has been shown to be effective in and how “this extends the benefits through the application of biomass”.

The functionality of the Green Heat Module means the unit can be left for long periods of time without manual intervention. This makes it ideal for commercial building applications.

Commenting on the award, business development manager for RES On-site Neil Turner said:“We have packed all our expertise into the Green Heat Module with all the equipment needed to fuel a public building or commercial heating system. The module places the focus directly on our customers, making it easy for them to implement their carbon savings programmes.”
The winners of the first ever Greenbuild Awards were announced in a ceremony at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry on Wednesday 9th May.

The One Show’s Lucy Siegle revealed the winning entries in categories ranging from domestic newbuild to behavioural change. The judges included Liz Reason from the Green Gauge Trust, Kerry Mashford from the Technology Strategy Board, Paul Ruyssevelt of Ruyssevelt Consulting and a team from the University of Salford.