The Biomass system will generate all the heating needed for the main house, an indoor swimming pool and all other properties located on the Southfield estate.

Biomass is a renewable energy source that is obtained from living or once living material including wood, grass, wheat or suitable waste materials. Biomass is primarily used in the production of heat and the generation of electricity.

When burnt, biomass sources release CO2, equivalent to the amount that a plant would release when it dies and decomposes. Hence, the carbon released has a limited effect on the environment as it is a part of the natural carbon cycle. This is unlike fossil fuels which continually increase the carbon levels in the environment when burnt.