- The Publication
- A-Z Directory
- How To
- Trade Offers
- Back Issues
Best Western’s Derwent Manor hotel in Northumberland has increased its green credentials with the installation of a Windhager biomass system. The three-star spa and leisure hotel has 48 double bedrooms, six bars, six meeting rooms, large restaurant, and full spa and leisure facilities.
The hotel has recently upgraded its existing oil and electricity fuelled heating systems to a fully integrated Windhager biomass system, which uses wood pellets to provide heating and hot water to the hotel, its cottages, and all their leisure facilities.
The installation commissioned by GreenGuru NE is made up of two separate 180kW systems, each comprising three Windhager BioWIN Excel 60kW wood pellet boilers in cascade.
Having the boilers installed in this format has helped to ensure increased efficiency of the whole heating system, enabling the hotel to make considerable fuel savings, and provides an automatic fail-safe in case a boiler has to be shutdown.