Leading name in renewable heating Dimplex Renewables has been recognised in this year’s National Heat Pump Awards, being shortlisted in no fewer than eight of the 11 categories, for its new range of Air-Eau air source heat pumps, as well for a selection of outstanding projects.
Of the eight mentions, Dimplex Renewables took top honours in one category, and was ‘Highly Commended’ in a further three, a success that highlighted in particular the manufacturer’s expertise in commercial ground source projects.
Chris Davis, business development director at Dimplex Renewables, says: “The National Heat Pump Awards, although only in their second year, have already become established as an important industry benchmark, and after our success in the inaugural year, we are especially pleased to have been recognised in even more categories this time, for both products as well as projects.”
The manufacturer’s productive partnership with Ecovision Systems was rewarded with first place in the Commercial Ground Source Installation of the Year category, for a project delivering simultaneous heating and cooling at Daresbury College Campus. The judges described the installation as “a particularly well-researched and well-engineered project”.
Dimplex’s new range of Air-Eau domestic, inverter-driven air source heat pumps was highly commended in the Heat Pump Product Innovation of the Year category. The judges noted that “this heat pump combines excellent levels of efficiency with an installer-friendly range of packaged accessories”. In addition to offering market-leading levels of efficiency, the range’s monobloc design makes for an easy installation.
Two more Dimplex projects gained a ‘highly commended’. Also in the Commercial Ground Source Installation of the Year category, a collaboration with WDS Green Energy, which saw two high-output Dimplex ground source units installed in an historic chapel’s conversion to a community and arts centre, was described as “an ingenious and sensitive use of low carbon technology in a listed building”.
And in the Public Sector Project of the Year category, another joint project with Ecovision at Hayesfield School combined two high-output Dimplex ground source heat pumps combined with a reversible unit to provide both heating and cooling, in an installation that the judges highlighted as “a well-engineered and conceived application, offering the end user considerable savings”.