A south Cumbrian building services consultancy is looking to expand after opening a new office in Leeds.

Arrow Energy Limited is focused on reducing energy consumption in the domestic, commercial and heritage sector.

It has just opened an office in north Leeds and is planning to expand its operations in Yorkshire.

It does much of its work across Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire, but has also been involved in numerous projects across the country.

Director Alistair Fletcher, who founded the company in 2015, previously worked in heavy industry, a sector with a high use of fossil fuels.

“I decided I was more comfortable working in a sustainable environment where the focus was on reducing energy consumption and using more renewable sources of energy, so I set up Arrow Energy Limited,” he said.

He said the company provides a hands-on service to guide all aspects of a project’s mechanical and electrical design from start to finish.

It works with architects, builders and estate managers to design energy systems to try and ensure the most sustainable and efficient generation and distribution of heat and power.

The company has worked closely with the National Trust, which has set itself a goal of generating 50 per cent of the energy used at properties it directly manages from renewable sources by February next year.

Alistair worked at Sizergh Castle, south of Kendal, where the present heating systems are proposed to be replaced with a wood pellet biomass system and a solar PV system has also been considered.

Both systems have gained planning approval this year.

As a result of a feasibility study Alistair carried out at the Sticklebarn pub in Great Langdale, planning has now been approved to install a ground source heat pump.

Arrow is now involved in bringing to market Prometheus, a new thermal electric generator.

“This will be more efficient and also lighter than what is currently on the market,” said Alistair.

The system harvests waste heat energy to produce electricity.

It is being developed by Blackburn-based EU ECO Technologies and partners, with funding from the National Aerospace Technology Programme and the UK Space Agency.

“As part of a team involved in the intellectual property of the technology and also holding 100 per cent of the UK distribution rights, it is an exciting time for the business,” said Alistair.

“Arrow Energy Limited are also the integration engineers, so being involved directly in the design interface with the customer will expand our experience and knowledge, which we are always looking for as engineers.

“We believe developing new technology such as Prometheus requires a solid understanding of how the existing domestic, commercial and industrial systems presently operate.

“This understanding enables the potential of improving energy efficiency across a broad range of sectors and opens up the possibility of new technology integration.”