Increasing interest in renewable energy from high end property owners has led to a tripling of orders on this year’s books for the Midlands based company Zeuner.
The new orders have come from work on luxury apartments and houses in London and Paris and an eight storey building in Chelsea; all of which are among in most expensive property markets in the world.
Zeuner, based in Coventry, provides and maintains geothermal heating systems – ground and air source pumps and complete building management systems – to a wide range of sectors from multi-million pound residential developments, through to housing associations, schools and businesses.
Director, Chris Reilly, said it was the renewable energy work on high end residential properties which had boosted this year’s order books with more on the way into 2018.
Mr Reilly said: “Renewable energy is increasingly becoming of interest in both new buildings in cities as well as the conversion of current homes. We now look after not just the energy side of things, but everything from conducting feasibility studies through to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage and waste management as well as managing building management systems.
“Being able to broaden what we do has piqued interest in Zeuner. Many high end property owners, architect consultants and managers responsible for a block of apartments want to deal with just one person/one company. They don’t want to be trying to source plumbers, drainage specialists etc. They want a full building management system, including the smart technologies that come with this, and that is what we now offer.”
Mr Reilly said Zeuner was now looking towards the government led BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) standard for buildings. The aim is to ensure buildings conform to environmental standards from sourcing materials through to installing renewable technologies and managing waste recycling.
He said: “Given the massive push towards renewables and sustainability, encouraging businesses and luxury multi-use properties to convert to renewable energy is definitely the right way to go. We’ve seen a jump in interest in our order books and if the trend continues, the increase in renewable energy will go from strength to strength. This can only be a good thing for the future of householders as well as the planet.”