Environmental Commitment

Grant heating technologies are not only highly efficient when operating, but they are also designed and manufactured using the BATNEEC approach. BATNEEC guidelines recommend that product efficiency should be evaluated with consideration of the development process too. The focus is on the techniques that prevent pollution throughout the production line, which include implementing process design or redesign changes which reduce emissions and eliminate wastes that pose an environmental threat; incorporating sustainable and more environmentally friendly materials throughout; and demonstrating waste minimisation through process control, inventory control and of end-of-line technologies.

Grant has an environmental management system which sets goals and objectives at the start of each year. Key energy saving actions include…

  • Electricity for the manufacturing plant is provided by Airtricity (eco power is 100% wind generated)
  • We have a number of energy saving devices on the building e.g. solar, biomass heating, automatic LED energy saving lights.
  • Aim to reduce the amount of product packaging, by consistent monitoring ensuring only a minimum is used.
  • Negotiating back haulage with outlets to reduce CO2 produced from transport. This saves up to 40% CO2.
  • Aim to reduce domestic wastes sent to landfill. Approximately 70% of all product waste is recycled including paper, cardboard, plastic, scrap steel, metals and timber.
  • Office waste is recycled, including paper, plastics, cardboard, obsolete electronic equipment and even printer cartridges.
  • Have an IPCC license, which is a single integrated permit, granted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that covers all emissions and environmental management of the facility.
  • Process water is monitored ensuring no pollutants are released to sewers.
  • Only use contractors with waste transport license and permits
  • All paint sludge waste is fully traceable to safe disposal at its final destination.
  • Weekly inspections of both premises are carried out on all oil tanks and surface waters to ensure there are no pollution leaks.
  • Certified member of REPAK, who assume responsibility to fund the recovery/recycling of packaging.

Grant UK adds new models to its Vortex Boiler House range

In September this year, Grant UK will introduce new boiler house models into the Vortex oil boiler range, increasing the number of heating outputs on offer. With their distinctive new colour, these boilers are set to be attention grabbing in more than one way. Boiler house models are ideal forRead More

Unlock all the benefits of a Grant renewable heating system with G-CERT

Earlier this year, Grant UK launched a new scheme called G-CERT, which aims to support engineers who wish to offer their end-users MCS compliant installations without having to undertake MCS accreditation themselves. Through G-CERT, Grant UK can certify renewable installations for MCS accreditation on behalf of the installer, allowing theRead More

Grant releases timeline video of Company’s history

To mark nearly four decades of being involved in the heating industry, Grant Engineering have released a video timeline which follows the Company’s history and product innovations over the past forty years. This video, which was unveiled at the ISH exhibition in Frankfurt at the beginning of March, showcases theRead More

Changes to Domestic RHI Scheme in Spring/Summer 2017

UPDATE 3rd July 2017: The election held in June 2017 meant that the proposed RHI reform regulations (detailed below) could not be laid before Parliament and come into force until after the election. Now that the election has happened, any changes to the Domestic RHI scheme will be subject to decisionsRead More

Changes to the RHI Scheme: Spring 2016

At the beginning of March 2016, the Department of Energy and Climate Change announced a number of changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive which are planned to come into force on 24th March 2016. Six key amendments are due to be introduced but further changes could also be announced. AsRead More