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Unsung heroes of energy saving

Ahead of a panel discussion at InstallerSHOW on 28th June on some of the lesser known energy-saving products available, we have a look at a selection of the solutions that will be featured.

elemental is hosting three days of live panel discussions and Q&As at InstallerSHOW again this year, exploring energy efficiency in buildings and decarbonisation, with expert speakers to inspire and inform our audience.

As part of our content, we are hosting a session on 28th June showcasing some of the unsung heroes of energy saving – those products that can help a building cut down its energy use, but might not be as widely known as technologies like heat pumps and solar panels. We’ll talk about the buildings they are suitable for, technologies that they might work well alongside and practical advice on including these solutions in your retrofit and newbuild projects.

The session will be hosted by BBC journalist Anne Davies and here is a taste of the technologies and solutions that we’ll discuss:

Halcyan Water Conditioners

Limescale (from hard water) is an excellent insulating material, with every 1mm on any heating element increasing its energy consumption by 7-10%! It also significantly increases maintenance, diminishes equipment life, and is entirely preventable.

Halcyan Water Conditioners prevent new limescale accumulating and remove existing deposits, so getting and keeping systems in good working order. An average home can save around 0.6 tonnes Co2e a year or roughly £500 by treating the hard water effectively.

Halcyan’s alloy core achieves excellent results without the use of any energy or chemicals, there are no ongoing costs or maintenance, and each unit lasts over 30 years.

WRAS certified and with a full range of sizes from 5 lpm to 7000 lpm, Halcyan can accommodate the requirements of any system, domestic, residential, commercial or industrial.

EcoDuct

EcoDuct saves up to 45% of the HVAC energy consumption of a building in which it is installed. Total HVAC costs have been estimated at up to 30% of the 30-year lifecycle cost of a typical building, so the saving could be as high as 13.5% of total costs. This is achieved by a combination of factors:

  1. Rounded shape of the ductwork giving greater efficiency
  2. Best in class for airtightness and pressure resistance – no leakages
  3. Best thermal performance from the phenolic insulation
  4. Internal connections with no thermal bridges and energy losses
  5. Lower internal frictional resistance, giving lower pressure drops

EcoDuct is suitable for any insulated ductwork in all types of buildings – commercial, industrial, public and residential. It is also suitable for any construction process – new build, retrofit and offsite modular.

Mixergy

Mixergy are market leaders in smart and connected hot water cylinders. Its “heat what you need” technology is saving energy and households up to 40% on their hot water bills, while heating their water up to 10x faster.

The Energy Savings Trust has verified a Mixergy cylinder reduces gas consumption by as much as 12%. If a boiler is short cycling regularly, Mixergy eradicates this and the consumption saving rises by as much 21%.

The smart cylinders are suitable for any domestic property and connect to any heat source (gas boilers, solar PV, heat pumps).

Chimella

The single biggest heat loss in your home comes from the great big holes in your roof…the chimneys. They act like an open window 24 hrs a day, seven days a week, sucking all your warm air out of your home and pulling all the cold air in. With one push of a button a Chimella opens up its energy saving canopy inside your fireplace and reduces heat loss by over 95%. It also catches the dirt too and its canopy trickle system prevents any damp forming in your chimney.It will fit in any chimney in any home but is a must have for listed properties, plus Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian homes.

Showersave – Waste Water Heat Recovery

Recognised as a renewable technology in both SAP & SBEM, the products are a simple & easy to install energy saving appliance. Now fitted in over 100 000 homes across the UK & Europe, the range of products means there is a solution for your project no matter if you’re building an apartment, a bungalow, a house or a commercial development.

By installing Showersave, you are cutting your energy requirements and therefore saving money & cutting down on your carbon output. Showersave products are WRAS approved & Passivhaus certified giving you the head start you need in your new, energy efficient projects.

There will be lots more energy-saving solutions to discover, to register for InstallerSHOW, which is 27th to 29th June at the NEC in Birmingham, simply visit: installer-2023-visitor.reg.buzz

Check out the elemental programme here: installershow.com/event-timetable

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