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Switching to renewable technologies

In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to Ben Fogle, broadcaster, writer and adventurer. They discuss Ben's personal experiences of renovating and moving his family into a period, stone-flint, off-gas property in the UK countryside. Choosing sustainability over pure aesthetics. Switching from oil to renewable heating and hot water with an Ecodan air source heat pump system, with intelligent, I-life heaters from Mitsubishi Electric.

A sustainable future

In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to Ben Fogle, broadcaster, writer and adventurer. They discuss the challenges that we all face in reducing our collective consumption, striving to live more sustainably. They reflect on Ben's personal experiences of setting up a new home in the country, before lockdown, the encouragement from his two children to 'go-greener', and his views as a 'positive campaigner' on global climate change, and how one person 'can' make a difference to environmental sustainably.

Social Housing: Leading the way to net-zero

In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to Rob Hicks, Innovation Manager at Sovereign Housing Association. They discuss how the social housing sector and Sovereign, in particular, are playing a key role in reducing carbon emissions from home heating, by installing sustainable technologies for both new build and retrofit applications. Rob discusses a Sovereign Housing Association case study, where they were able to reduce resident heating bills by over 50% when switching to Ecodan, air-source heat pumps. They improved resident 'warmth ratings' – moving from, one out of five, to five out of five, and also reduced CO2 tonnage from 4.5 tonnes down to 1.8 tonnes (per property).

Social Housing: Affordable warmth

In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to Rob Hicks, Innovation Manager at Sovereign Housing Association. They discuss Sovereign's decision to invest in sustainable heating technology to meet their long-term, 'affordable warmth' objectives for residents. Rob reflects on the housing association's ten-year relationship with Ecodan, and the educational challenges they overcame when introducing new technology.

Modern methods of construction: A building revolution

In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to architect and Ecodan Ambassador, George Clarke. Find out what are MMCs (Modern Methods of Construction) and how this 'mini-revolution' in off-site, factory manufacturing is shaping the design and build of energy-efficient and sustainable UK homes for self-builders and developers.

Social housing: The sustainable heating solution

In this episode, (recorded on 25th June 2020) Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to architect and Ecodan Ambassador, George Clarke. They discuss social housing in the UK, 'affordable warmth', and the need to educate the entire sector, from government, developers, housing associations, and residents about heat pump technology. They consider the case for new-build developments versus retrofitting the UK's existing social housing stock to be more sustainable and energy-efficient.

Newbuild homes: The future of home heating in the UK

In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to architect and Ecodan Ambassador, George Clarke. They discuss the future of home heating in the UK from a new build perspective and the need for a radical shift in the way we design and build new homes to be more sustainable and energy-efficient, considering that all the new homes we build now will be with us for at least 100 years?

Homeowner retrofit: Switching to Ecodan from fossil fuels

In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to architect and Ecodan Ambassador, George Clarke. They discuss sustainable home heating for UK homeowners from a retrofit perspective. George shares his experience of switching from a gas boiler to an Ecodan air source heat pump providing sustainable heating and hot water for his home.

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