Forss House is a country house hotel set in 20 acres of woodland, below a waterfall, on a loop of the gently meandering River Forss.
Installing a biomass boiler is an efficient way to gain savings in cost and carbon emissions. Forss House hotel have recently installed a biomass boiler to achieve significant savings in both.
Based on energy usage of around 150,000 kWh per annum for heating and hot water the system installed cost £85,000 plus VAT (£102,000).
Final Cost Breakdown
Wood Pellets cost per kW 4 pence compared to oil at 7 pence
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments £13,000 per annum – guaranteed for 20 years
Total savings plus RHI payments total £395,000 over 20 years
£15,000 compared to oil
£85,000 plus VAT (£102,000)
Under 5 years
41,000 kg of CO2 per annum vs oil