Vital Energi Do The Double At The 2021 Heating & Ventilation News Awards

Vital Energi are celebrating after their client, Leeds City Council, claimed two of the top accolades at the 2021 H&V News Awards.

The Leeds PIPES project took top honours in the District Heating Project of the Year and the HVAC Project of the Year (Over £0.5m) categories.

The awards took place at the Hilton, Park Lane, London on Thursday 12th of November and celebrated the achievements of low-carbon energy projects in the UK, as well as highlighting the innovative products which are set to revolutionise the energy market.

Mike Cooke, Managing Director for Vital Energi commented, “This night was a showcase of the most innovative projects taking place in the UK energy sector.  It was a fantastic celebration of the businesses and the clients who are driving the UK towards meeting their net zero carbon targets.”

“We are delighted that the commitment, vision and investment which Leeds City Council have demonstrated in making the Leeds PIPES project a reality has been recognised with two awards.  The project showcases the speed with which councils and local authorities can create city-wide projects and reduce carbon emissions and will be an inspiration for other public sector bodies looking to follow their lead.”

“We are extremely proud that West Dunbartonshire’s Queens Quay development was highly commended.  This is the UK’s first large-scale water source heat pump, which has already won the European Heat Pump Award, and it will usher in a new age of renewable energy which harnesses the latent heat in the UK’s many water sources.”

The forward thinking and planning to install the network of pipework for the buildings – both public and domestic properties – was amazing.

H&V Judges, District Heating Project of the Year - Leeds PIPES

Built into existing streets and buildings, this has brought 21st Century solutions to outdated infrastructure and enabled future-proof operation, while improving the lives and energy costs of residents.

H&V Awards Judges, HVAC Project of the Year (£0.5m+) - Leeds PIPES
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In addition to winning in two categories and being highly commended in a third, Vital Energi were also finalists in a further two categories:

  • Domestic HVAC Product of the Year - Heating Units – vTherm°e HIU and Glass App combine to create a 21st Century energy management System
  • Low Carbon Achievement – The Leeds PIPES project takes waste heat from the nearby RERF and distributes it to homes, businesses and civic buildings throughout the city.

This is the fifth time in six years that Vital Energi has claimed the District Heating Project of the Year Awards, with previous winners including The Glenrothes Energy Network, The University of St Andrews Eden Campus Project, The Somers Town Heat Network, The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Village.

Vital Energi would like to congratulate all the organisations and clients who reached the finals of the H&V awards and are helping the UK to meet its Net Zero targets.

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