Energy Efficiency Centre

To work by example... the challenge was to bring our 18th Century head quarters building into the 21st Century with energy saving technologies.


When Griffiths located their headquarters in the old dairy in Burton Latimer's High Street, they knew an opportunity had presented itself to show case technologies the company was currently installing.

The 18th Century dairy, however, offered a unique challenge... How to showcase 21st century energy saving technologies in a 18th century stone building?

Due to the property being Grade II listed built with solid stone walls, limited measures could be installed to improve the thermal efficiency of the building. Therefore Griffiths sought to minimise their energy bills by installing an energy efficient, Daikin, high temperature air source heat pump system.

The high temperature heat pump provides full heating and hot water to the building. Capable of delivering 70-80ºC water temperatures, via a 'cascade' secondary heat pump system, radiators are efficiently heated to higher temperatures required to meet the greater heat losses of an older building. The full working system can be seen within their showroom on the high street including examples of a low temperature heat pump, under floor heating, heat recovery ventilation and low energy lighting.

By installing the high temperature heat pump Griffiths estimate that they shall save £320 per year (over a gas boiler) on their energy bills, including a staggering 3.1 tonnes of C0² emissions.

As an accredited MCS installer of heat pump systems, Griffiths can offer the full design and installation package, eligible for government funding from the 'Boiler Upgrade' scheme. Plus as an accredited Daikin D1+ installer, extended warranties apply to all our installations.

When building a storage unit in the rear yard, Griffiths decided that further energy efficiency measures could be brought to the business by installing a photovoltaic array. A system was created with 18 No. 290watt JASolar panels to form a bespoke roof construction.

The array shall deliver 5.2kWp output, with 4,845 kWh's of electricity being produced for the headquarters annually.

As with most modern businesses computers, printers and servers are almost continuously running, therefore Griffiths estimate that 90% of the generated electricity shall be utilised, offering a energy bill saving of £523 per year!

Griffiths are proud to have converted an old inefficient building into a modern work place. The energy efficient technology provides (reduced) running costs of a modern property, whilst retaining the character of the original 18th century dairy. 

See what energy efficiency measures Griffiths can offer your business!

Contact Griffiths by Telephone on 01536 420666, via the Website using our 'contact us' form or by visiting their Energy Efficiency Centre showroom at 111 High Street in Burton Latimer between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.