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Renewable Energy for the Construction Industry
ICAX™ is a cleantech company helping to meet the demand for on-site renewable energy and sustainable development by using interseasonal heat stores to achieve low carbon buildings.
ICAX provides a turnkey package for meeting sustainable energy targets on construction projects. We undertake design and installation to ensure that heating and cooling needs are met in a sustainable way by recycling energy. ICAX provides a complete range of services from initial feasibility through thermal modelling, design and delivery, to in use maintenance.
ICAX achieves this with Interseasonal Heat Transfer™ – a complementary integration of well tried technologies and patented innovation.
Ground Source Energy
ICAX™ Ltd implements IHT™ in a wide range of construction projects with a speciality in ground storage of heating and cooling energy using insulated Thermal Banks™ for inter seasonal thermal storage.
IHT is a complementary fusion of the two front runners in on site renewable energy: Solar Thermal and Ground Source Heat Pumps.
The value of IHT is greater than the sum of Solar Thermal and GSHP – because adding solar heat into the ground before the winter allows a GSHP to realise its full potential with double the efficiency of an unassisted GSHP alone.
IHT™ can save over 50% of carbon emissions compared to using a gas boiler for heating.
IHT™ can save over 80% of carbon emissions compared to using standard air conditioning for cooling.
IHT™ can save over 100% of the annual cost of running your heating system if you are entitled to claim the Renewable Heat Incentive.
Ground Source Cooling
Ground source cooling can be used to cool buildings. This approach is less expensive than air conditioning which provides cooling by heat exchange with external air – often hot air. Ground source cooling is a mechanism of allowing the excess heat within a building to escape to cold ground. This natural process is cheaper than using electricity to force heat out into hot air. The process of releasing heat to the ground also provides the useful function of heating the ground in preparation for using ground source energy the following winter to return the heat to the building from which it came.