Yorkshire’s greenest building to show business owners how to be carbon-negative

One of the country’s most energy-efficient buildings on the edge of the Peak District is throwing open its doors later this month to share the story of how it has transformed from a 250 year old corn mill to the ultimate “green” building.

Bullhouse Mill in Penistone near Sheffield is a commercial premise, providing offices and warehousing for more than 20 businesses.

It is home to the head office of Regional Energy, which specialises in reducing commercial and domestic energy bills through installation of the latest renewable and energy reducing technologies.

Regional Energy’s HQ building is the award-winning The Old Corn Mill, one of only a handful of carbon-negative commercial properties in the country.

Now the company is hoping to persuade more commercial property owners to take advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and other alternative energy solutions by hosting an open day at the site, where a combination of solar panels, wind turbines, water power and biomass energy means Bullhouse Mill produces more green energy in a year than it consumes.

Bullhouse Mill site owner Charles Booth said: “We’re inviting everyone from local businesses to estates managers to visit to see alternative energy at work at this award-winning site.

“There’ll also be information about how business owners can get their hands on up to £491,000 in Government funding to heat their premises over the next 20 years.”

The Open Day is on Thursday 19 March from 8am to 8pm.


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