Saint-Gobain, the worldwide leader for Habitat, provides its expertise in the areas of innovation and co-development through a wide range of high-performance materials for demanding applications in diverse segments, such as the automotive, aeronautical, health, defense, security and even the food and beverage industries.

Saint-Gobain provides solutions that make buildings more efficient in terms of their energy consumption, and which help contribute to saving the planet.  Most of its solutions (especially those using glass, mineral wood insulation, plasterboards, and facade and floor covering mortars) are already helping and will help even more in the future to improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

They offer a range of high performance energy-saving products and solutions to help create a more sustainable built environment.

Dave Kent Operations Director of Saint-Gobain contacted Micheal to do a site visit to have a look at putting in some renewable technology in their new training academy.  Micheal completed an energy assessment of the site taking into account the following:

  • Reduce energy load
  • Reduce carbon foot print
  • Substantial financial saving

Micheal decided that he would install a solar thermal system for all their hot water requirements.  The dimensions of this building required 20m² of solar CPC panels along with a 500 litre hot water cylinder.

The team also installed a Rain Water Harvesting System which helps towards the flushing of the toilets and urinals.

Solar Thermal can satisfy a large part of your heating needs, reducing your energy bills and CO2 Emissions.  This system we installed can supply more than 50% of our clients annual hot water needs delivering financial and environmental benefits.

This has given our clients lots of hot water and reduced their water bill for the academy.