September saw renewable heat installer Cernunnos launch new permanent headquarters in Newton, South Cambridgeshire. We’d just like to say congratulations on their successful opening.
The launch tied in with the Cambridge Open Eco Homes event and around 100 people got to explore the building, look at technologies and avail of educational workshops on the day.
Based in a conservation area, the new centre is housed in a 17th century, Grade II listed barn. Combining sustainability with heritage just made sense. Peter McKeown, Director of Operations comments:
“the space and the heritage of the property was simply breath-taking, however it had been empty for some time. We wanted to bring the property back to life using the latest renewable technologies and sustainable interiors and be an example of best practice”.
The new centre includes a display facility, warehouse and business office. The relocation will allow Cambridgeshire residents to explore and touch sustainable materials, discuss projects, and create beautiful, healthy spaces for their homes, businesses and the planet. Cernunnos will be able to advise, design, and install affordable clean energy and heating alternatives enabling residents, businesses and organisations to increase their savings by paying significantly less than they currently pay for their utility power.
Containing the full array of renewable technologies: solar panels and lighting, biomass systems, heat pumps, smart radiators with thermostats. There will also be less obvious sustainable products like wood powered barbecues and kitchen interiors made out of reclaimed wood. There will even be a range of Eco- friendly cleaning products courtesy of St Faiths Eco-committee.
Housed in a Grade II listed barn with all working renewables, the new centre is almost a ‘living lab’ as well as showroom. The aim is to make a truly inspiring environment and community resource. As Leemya McKeown Business Development Manager concludes
“we look forward to establishing a strong relationship with the community, increasing our business, employment for the community and providing a vision of sustainability that everyone can benefit from”.