About Us

A Greener Alternative was established by two heating engineers with over 30 years’ experience in designing and installing heating systems. They formed A Greener Alternative 10 years ago in Sussex, with the ambition to provide ecological heating that doesn’t cost the earth. Both directors had seen the advantages of using renewable solutions to heat properties, especially in rural settings without access to the gas main supply. Over the past ten years, A Greener Alternative have invested in training in Austria and Italy to utilise the expertise of biomass, heat pump and solar thermal manufacturers in mainland Europe.

What do we do?

A Greener Alternative are specialists in integrated heating systems and install an array of systems including Biomass heating, solar thermal, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, oil heating, gas heating and underfloor heating systems. We are dedicated to the evolution of rural heating solutions and are passionate about securing a sustainable future for British commercial and domestic properties. Furthermore we have a dedicated team offering service and maintenance contracts to both domestic and commercial customers.

Where are we?

We are situated in Shoreham in Sussex and have an established reputation within the south east for designing and installing integrated heating systems which are of the highest efficiency. Our reputation for quality installations is strengthened by our customer network and the well-built links we have established with system manufacturers, architects, national parks, forestry organisations and wood fuel producers.

A Greener Alternative believes in on-going customers support and building trustworthy relationships both during a project and post installation. We insist the most suitable product is selected by the customer to ensure ongoing satisfaction and system efficiency.

What type of projects have A Greener Alternative undertaken?

From small domestic projects to large commercial ventures, A Greener Alternative have been involved in an array of installations from concept through to commissioning. So whether it’s a new gas boiler you require or an industrial biomass system we have it covered. Check out our case studies to see some of the installs we have undertaken from domestic housing, stately homes and prestigious National Trust sites to zoos, farms and industrial units.

Our Credentials

We are members of:

The Home Insulation & Energy Systems Contractors Scheme (HIES) is a Consumer Protection organisation. HIES ensures that consumers are dealt with professionally, courteously and sympathetically. Any products installed by HIES Members must be fit for purpose, installed professionally and come with comprehensive guarantees which are underwritten with specialist insurance providing consumers with a high level of protection and peace of mind.

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) consumer code. This demonstrates our commitment to treating customers fairly. The REAL Assurance Scheme has been set up by the Renewable Energy Association. It aims to guarantee a high quality experience for consumers wishing to buy or lease small generation units for their home, for a community building or for a small business. REAL membership is a sign that the supplier has agreed to abide by the high standards as set out in the REAL Consumer Code. The REAL logo is a symbol of professional excellence.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) which has been created by the Department for Business Regulation and Reform and the Department of Energy and Climate Change to set high standards for providers of renewable energy. This certification scheme provides an ongoing, independent, third party assessment of Installers of Microgeneration systems and technologies to ensure that the requirements of the appropriate standards are met and maintained.

HETAS which is the official body recognised by government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services. HETAS operates a registration scheme for heating engineers with special skills in the installation and maintenance of solid fuel heating systems – particularly wood-burning (Biomass) systems.

The Solar Trade Association (STA) which serves as an enquiry centre for the public, industry and governmental bodies. It provides information to enhance the general understanding of the advantages derived from solar energy.

OFTEC which establishes the standards for competence within the domestic oil heating and cooking industry. By ensuring the quality of people and businesses working in this area, OFTEC maintains standards for reputable companies and consumers alike.

GAS SAFE register which is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.