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Serious about sustainability

Serious about sustainability

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Serious about sustainability is a podcast series brought to you by Mitsubishi Electric's Ecodan – air source heat pump. Join your host Max Halliwell from Ecodan as he discusses renewable home heating in the UK. Through a series of guest interviews including architect and Ecodan Ambassador, George Clarke, he'll cover a range of topics, from the perspective of UK homeowners, self-builders, contractors, and housing associations. The show promotes greater awareness of renewable, heat pump technology, helping to build a sustainable, zero-carbon future for home heating.
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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

A sustainable future

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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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