A care home in Devon has won two regional awards for energy efficiency.
Stallcombe House, which provides residential care for adults with learning difficulties, has been working with Midas Energy to cut its energy consumption, save money and reduce its carbon footprint.
Midas Energy’s Mi-space division worked with the home on a renewable energy project to install solar panels at the home in Woodbury near Exeter. It also installed a biomass boiler that will help to make Stallcombe House more energy-efficient for the future.
The project won the Winner of Winners gong at the Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI) Awards at the end of 2015 along with the price for Best Sustainable Ethos.
Chris Thistle, general manager of Stallcombe House, said: “From start to finish, Midas Energy was extremely professional and empathetic. Any disruption or change in routines can cause our residents anxiety, so Midas arranged for residents to actually feel part of the process throughout, inviting them to watch work on site, and become fully involved in the project. It was really well managed, and we are delighted with the results.
“Stallcombe House has always been very focused on looking after the environment, with our own reed bed sewage filtration system to dispose of waste, organic gardens where we make our own compost, and a private bore hole to produce water for the gardens. This project was about securing the future of our energy use as well as reducing costs, and we are absolutely positive it will help us to save money on our energy use, and be hugely beneficial to the organisation.”