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Kent heating firm owner wins Worcester Eco prize

Esas Ali has been chosen as the 2009 Installer Winner at Worcester's Environment 2020 Awards, which took place on July 8 at the Worcester Warriors' Six Ways Stadium.
Kent heating firm owner wins Worcester Eco prize
Esas Ali (centre) collects the Installer Award from Steve Lister (left) and Roger Webb

Ali, who owns plumbing and heating business E A Services (SE) in Kent, was selected ahead of 11 other monthly winners for installing a renewable heating system in Winchmore Hill United Reformed Church.

Ali was called to the North London church after its old heating system had given in after nearly a century of loyal service. After discussions with the church committee, the decision was made to replace the old system with a series of six Worcester Greensource air-to-air heat pumps, which use air from outside the building and turn it into usable heat to warm the church hall.

'I'm thoroughly delighted to have won and would like to thank my team and Worcester for all their support,' said Ali. 'If it hadn't been for Worcester this would not have been possible. The company gave me the Greensource training, the sales lead and provided the technical support; I'm chuffed to bits.'

Runners up in the installer category were Terry Morgan of Hereford Boiler Services, Dave Hill of D. Hill Bathrooms in Tamworth, and Chris Yates of Yates Renewable Energies in North Wales.

The Specification section of the awards commends local authorities, housing associations and builders for specifying the most appropriate heating and hot water systems for domestic properties, and also for considering the partnership and whole life costing for the household.

The Housing Association Award was collected by Twin Valley Homes in East Lancashire, which has installed Greenstar high efficiency boilers and Greenskies solar panels at a new Homes and Communities Agency development of affordable homes, to meet level 3 on the Code for Sustainable Homes. The work was carried out by Meadowcroft Plumbing, which was also commended for its involvement.

The Local Authority Award was won by Wakefield & District Housing (WDH) for its early adoption of renewable technologies in a number of tenant's homes.

WDH has created its own 'Wakefield Standard' which goes above and beyond the government's Decent Homes Standard, and has resulted in Worcester's Greensource air to water heat pumps being installed in a selection of homes to deliver heating and hot water from a renewable source.

Thomas Armstrong Construction scooped the Housebuilder Award for an impressive new build housing project in Keswick in the Lake District, which includes 42 properties, all with a high standard of insulation. Some 38 of those properties have Greenskies solar panels and a Greenstar 30CDi regular boiler to deliver highly efficient heating and hot water provision.

This year's Self-Build winner was Richard Oddie who has transformed a burned-out property in the tranquil surroundings of Llanwrtyd Wells into a completely re-built modern specification, incorporating a range of renewable technologies.

The re-build makes use of Worcester's Greenskies solar panels, which heat the property's water supply, while a Greenstar boiler is used to provide a central heating solution. Both products enhance the building's modern credentials and fit in with the long term aim of making the property's energy completely self-sufficient.

Roger Webb, director of the HHIC (Heating and Hotwater Industry Council) was the guest of honour while Neil Schofield and Steve Lister of Worcester hosted the event.

The Environment 2020 awards are an annual event which will run until the year 2020. To enter the Environment 2020 awards this year, simply complete an entry form which can be downloaded from our website, by visiting www.worcester-bosch.co.uk or calling Worcester on 01905 752709.
15 July 2010

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