We are launching a two part project to reduce Beaminster Church’s carbon footprint.
Solar photo voltaic panels will be installed on the south aisle roof of St. Mary’s Church in Beaminster. These panels require specialised mounting as fixing to the lead roof is not possible. However the panels will be out of view.
Two air source heat pumps (ASHP) will be installed to run the current under floor heating system. The pumps will be located outside the south side of the Mort House. The ASHPs will be partly powered by the PV panels on the church roof.
The pumps will be installed within vented wooden cages which are specially designed for listed buildings, making the installation visually acceptable. Located opposite the storage sheds these pumps will leave the perimeter path clear.
While working alongside the gas boiler the new heat pumps will considerably reduce the amount of gas used by the church. The pumps will not be any louder than the gas boiler.
This project has been part funded by Low Carbon Dorset as the part of the European Regional Development Fund and will save over 9.7 tonnes of CO₂ each year.