Mairehau High School
The school commissioned a feasibility study which looked at wood pellets, LPG, electricity, reclaimed vegetable oil and diesel.
After considering the options, the school chose wood pellets because it looked like the most cost-effective and convenient long-term solution.
The school decided to remove the old boiler and convert the newer boiler to run on wood chips or pellets. At the same time, the hot water distribution system underwent a major upgrade to reduce the significant heat losses that were occurring. As well as new insulated pipes, a sophisticated electronic Building Management System (BMS) was installed to allow heating for individual school blocks to be controlled independently.