Michael Bertioli, father of Thyme's founder Caryn Hibbert, a physicist and entrepreneur was keen to ensure that modern technology was fully embraced in order to make Thyme as energy efficient as possible. Heating systems include ground source heat pumps and wood chip boilers. There are also sophisticated ventilation and heat recovery systems as well as great attention to insulation. To deliver this with respect to the requirements of listed buildings added extra challenges. Read more about our green technologies in 'Thoughts from Thyme'.