Domestic Air Source Project 2107

Published: 01 December 2017


Domestic Air Source Project 2107

Winners: Viessmann and Matrix Energy Systems - exlusive property in Jersey
Matrix Energy Systems was asked to provide a heating solution for one of the most exclusive properties in Jersey. Because of the very specific requirements, they installed three Viessmann Vitocal air source heat pumps.

​One of the most exclusive properties in Jersey, Le Couperon is an £8m luxury home situated on the site of a converted Napoleonic fortress.

Matrix Energy Systems was asked to provide a heating solution for the main house’s considerable, 11,500 sq ft floor area, swimming pool, showers, and guest accommodation. The new heating system had to be strong, dependable, and precisely controllable in different parts of the house, exceptionally energy efficient, and environmentally friendly, with no use of fossil fuels. 

The optimum heating technology for this property was determined through a process of elimination. Biomass was ruled out as fuel would have to be imported, ground source heat pumps was excluded because of drilling limitations, and solar panels resisted because of their effect on the aesthetics of the building. 

The solution, for energy-efficiency and fossil fuel-free heating, was three Viessmann Vitocal air source heat pumps. Air source heat pumps are particularly suited to Jersey’s climate.
Highly Commended: GDC Group - Penarth Passive House

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Finalists

  • Geothermal Solar UK - Loch Sween Island Pool and Hall
  • Environmental Engineering (Mansfield) - Rural Kent Multi-Property​