The revolutionary Baxi Ecogen dual energy system has picked up two awards in the Homebuilding & Renovating Product Excellence Awards 2011.
The Baxi Ecogen overcame stiff competition in both the Green Award and Heating and Plumbing categories to emerge as Britain’s most innovative and environmentally friendly central heating boiler.
Baxi’s double success in the Homebuilding & Renovating Product Excellence Awards 2011 builds upon similar wins at the PlanExpo Awards in December 2010 and the Rushlight Awards in January. The Ecogen is described by Baxi as a dual energy system that is a “micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) wall hung gas boiler, which generates both electricity and heat from the same source”.
In addition to providing efficient central heating, the Baxi Ecogen is capable of generating up to 1kW of electricity that can be used in the home or sold back to the National Grid under the Government’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) system.
Editor-in-chief of the Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, Michael Holmes, who also presents the Channel 5 programme, ‘I Own Britain’s Best Home’, said: “The Baxi Ecogen harnesses well established micro generation technology into a neat conventional size domestic boiler, offering households a way to generate their own clean electricity whilst heating their home and hot water. As it qualifies for the Government’s Feed-in Tariff the Baxi Ecogen could pay for itself within just a few years!”
The judges at the Homebuilding & Renovating Product Excellence Awards 2011 remarked: “[The Baxi Ecogen] deserved to win both [category awards] because, whilst this [boiler] has obvious eco credentials, it deserves to be taken seriously as a mainstream heating and plumbing solution.”
Meanwhile, Baxi’s head of sales in low carbon technologies, Graham Parkes, said: “This tremendous result is further testament to the fact that the Baxi Ecogen dual energy system is such a unique and innovative product.”
The Baxi Ecogen can be used in homes throughout Britain to deliver more cost-effective and environmentally friendly heating, whilst also offering a potential source of income from FITs. Coupled with cavity wall insulation, double glazing and other eco-friendly measures, the Baxi Ecogen can significantly improve domestic energy efficiency.