Leading home heating solutions company Grant has been announced as a finalist in the sustainability category of The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2021.
Operating at the forefront of the heating industry for over 40 years, with its cutting edge sustainable and innovative product development, Grant is a trusted brand for homeowners throughout the country and has been nominated for its highly efficient HVO biofuel compatible Vortex condensing boiler range.
Looking to the future and supporting the Climate Action Plan for over 50% reduction in emissions by 2030, Grant demonstrated its commitment to innovation and sustainability by embarking on an R&D project, representing an investment of over €250,000, to help existing rural and hard-to-heat homes reduce carbon emissions and help prevent homeowners from incurring the high cost and subsequent disruption to daily life of deep retrofitting.
Grant founder, Stephen Grant said: “We are delighted to be recognised for our innovation. Our breakthrough in the research and development of HVO-ready condensing boilers means that we have largely transformed into a renewable heating company with our portfolio including ranges of biofuel ready condensing boilers, condensing pellet boilers, solar thermal panels, underfloor heating, hot water cylinders, aluminium radiators, and air to water air source heat pumps. As a company, we remain committed to helping homeowners throughout Ireland reduce their carbon footprint and future-proof their homes.”
Stephen Grant continues, “The HVO biofuel compatible Grant Vortex range of condensing boilers has the ability to help decarbonise over 1 million liquid-fuelled homes in Ireland, in particular, those off-grid with poor thermal efficiency. Utilising HVO for heating will also help Ireland to significantly decarbonise existing residential homes, at a cost of approximately €500 per existing oil boiler installation when matching and changing to a new biofuel burner and substantially less if the boiler is already biofuel ready.”
The Irish Times Innovation Awards aim to recognise and promote the best service, product, or operational innovations throughout the island. The finalists were selected by an independent panel of judges to secure a place at the final and a chance to win the overall ‘Innovation of the Year’ award as well as a unique and high profile communications and advertising package worth €100,000. Category Winners will receive a €10,000 communications package in Business+Innovation and a one-year premium digital subscription to The Irish Times.
Grant will be competing against two other finalists in their category. The winners of the competition will be announced at an awards ceremony in Dublin on 09 March 2022.