Cotswold golf club swings for biomass

A golf club and hotel in the Cotswolds expects to tee off energy savings after installing biomass boiler. The Manor House replaced its oil heating with a boiler fuelled by […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A golf club and hotel in the Cotswolds expects to tee off energy savings after installing biomass boiler.

The Manor House replaced its oil heating with a boiler fuelled by wood pellets from Windhager.

The oil heating system was costing on average £13,000 a year in fuel, using 20,000 litres of oil to heat the whole building includes rooms, restaurant, bars and changing facilities.

It hopes the biomass boiler system will save around £6,500 in fuel a year, increasing boiler efficiency to 92%.

On top of that the club will earn £14,000 a year from a government green heat scheme, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Danny Pecorelli, Managing Director of the Exclusive Hotels Group which owns the golf retreat said: “We’ve made many decisions across the business to spend more on certain items which fit our green criteria.

“The green agenda is our number one priority but having said that, in this case biomass has also helped us to reduce our overall utilities’ costs.”