Ep20 High-Temperature Heat Pumps: The Future

In this episode, architect and Ecodan Ambassador George Clarke is in conversation with James Chaplen, Head of Product Marketing & Communications at Mitsubishi Electric and Rob Hicks, Asset Sustainability Manager at Sovereign Network Group. James introduces the latest Ecodan R290 heat pump and why it is setting new standards for performance and sustainability. He explains how the latest high-temperature products will reshape the UK residential retrofit market. Rob discusses Sovereign Network Group's 'Roadmap for Change' strategy and how the R290 will accelerate the decarbonisation of their social housing stock, helping to lift more people out of fuel poverty. 

This episode was recorded on the 21st of November 2023.

01:17 / Introducing the Ecodan R290
01:52 / What is a high-temperature heat pump?
03:40 / Retrofit opportunities for R290 
08:00 / Matching fossil fuel boiler temperatures
11:50 / R290 refrigerant benefits
16:05 / Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan
16:30 / Sovereign Network Group
18:00 / A roadmap to change 
21:35 / Comfort, carbon and cost
24:30 / Costing for decarbonisation
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