Eco-friendly holiday park takes a step towards getting off-grid (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Eco-friendly holiday park takes a step towards getting off-grid
3:40pm Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
AN ECO-FRIENDLY holiday venue has taken a step towards becoming completely off-Grid after installing a boiler to run on woodchip.
Sam and Beth Hardwick, owners of the Bivouac at Druids Temple, Masham, have this week re-opened the site after a month’s closure for maintenance work – including the addition of a biomass boiler to provide heat and hot water for the converted barn buildings.
Based on the Swinton Estate, Bivouac will use woodchip from nearby woodlands which are owned by the estate and managed sustainably by the estate forestry team.
Mr Hardwick said “We’re absolutely delighted with the successful installation of the biomass heating system.
“We can now heat all the barns and provide hot water using sustainable wood fuel which travels just a few miles to get here”.
The biomass boiler was part funded by CO2Sence, the Yorkshire Forward spin-out company that invests into sustainable technologies.
Bivouac has received multiple awards since opening in April 2011 including the Ripon Civic Society Sustainability Award, the Dalesman Magazine Rural Tourism Award and the Conservation award from the Friends of Nidderdale AONB.