Congratulations to the Emmanuel Church in Bungay who were awarded the Greenest Building Award here is their press release after gaining the Award and photo.
R A Brown designed and installed the heating system and solar thermal system and are thrilled to see a community project which took such a lot of hard work to bring to fruition be recognised.
Emmanuel Church Bungay
Suffolk’s Greenest County Awards 2014
During the afternoon of Friday 28th March, Rev. David Gibson and Graham & Janet Gibbs travelled to Snape Maltings for the 2014 Suffolk Greenest County Awards. Emmanuel Church Community Buildings in Rose Lane had been shortlisted under the Greenest Building Category. Graham Gibbs said, “It was the best feeling ever when we heard our name called out as the winners. It was a recognition that everybody at Emmanuel had worked so hard to create such a wonderful example of how we can all reduce our environmental impact and make a real difference to climate change.”
The community buildings are now more comfortable to use especially during the colder months thanks to a ground source heat pump, underfloor heating, insulation and a brand new hot water system linked to solar thermal panels on the roof. This is all powered by the 220 solar pv panels which we fitted during 2010. Rev. Gibson said, ”It is not just the wow factor of the heat pump drawing the stored solar heat from the ground via seven deep boreholes, we have also incorporated many smaller environmentally friendly technologies like the led lighting and recycled rubber flooring.”
Emmanuel’s aim is that people will see something that they can copy in their own homes so that the impact on climate change will be even greater. They also want to make contact with the local schools and become a learning zone as part of the children’s National Curriculum. Graham Gibbs said, “We have made 14 wall signs showing our logo of a ‘happy talking world’ telling the reader about each technology and the complicated pipe work linking the ground source heat pump have all been labelled.”
Our motto is summed up in one little verse, “From a little acorn a mighty oak will grow. If everyone does something Climate Change will slow.”