Windhager UK sponsored the BIFM South West Region Quarterly Training Day on September 19th focusing on sustainability, organised by the British Institute of Facilities Managements SW Committee and held at the Hilton Bristol Hotel. Windhager’s Southern Area Technical Sales Manager, James Williams, delivered an intriguing presentation on increased biomass usage in both commercial and domestic sectors to start the event.
The BIFM promotes excellence in facilities management including helping businesses to achieve sustainable goals and therefore making Windhager a most suitable sponsor for this event. The Windhager led session covered the relative infancy of the biomass industry with wood pellet boilers only starting to be produced in 1999 and the impressive progress it has made in such a short time period.
The Windhager presentation spoke of the government-backed incentives for installing biomass boiler systems as well as the significant economic benefits in terms of fuel bill savings. The sustainability theme was carried throughout the various presentations given by other sustainable experts. The event provided a platform from which industry specialists could converse with facility managers to pass on ideas that aim to reduce energy consumption, increase efficiency and improve the use of company budgets.
Windhager have worked extensively on projects in both the commercial and domestic sectors, gaining a wealth of experience in developing new technologies and adapting them to apply to various systems. The new BioWIN 2 wood pellet boiler has evolved as a direct response to the growing domestic biomass market, its compact size and easy maintenance design making it suitable for domestic situations with only a small space to accommodate the boiler and associated parts.
Windhager is dedicated to the highest standard of installer training on biomass systems with its offices in South Gloucestershire boasting the largest dedicated biomass training centre in the UK. A range of HETAS courses are available as well as free Windhager courses that provide accredited Windhager installers with knowledge on Windhager boilers to confidently approach all types of installation.