I’m pleased to share that Kelda’s Air-Powered shower has been installed in Energy House 2.0, the largest test and research facility of its type, offering world-leading research and academic expertise in Smart Living.
Energy House 2.0 was completed in February 2022 at a cost of £16m – part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Within Energy House 2.0 there are two environmental chambers, each large enough to accommodate two detached houses and under controlled conditions, recreate a wide variety of weather conditions with temperatures ranging between -20˚C to +40˚C and simulated wind, rain, snow and solar radiation. This unique facility will play a key role in accelerating the progress towards low carbon and net zero housing design and builds upon the success of the original Energy House Laboratory, which was opened in 2012.
Following completion of Energy House 2.0, Barratt Developments plc and Saint-Gobain embarked on building a state-of-the-art sustainable three-bed detached house called eHome2 in one of the test chambers. This is a follow-up to Barratt’s unique zero-carbon concept home, the Zed House, designed to meet the Future Homes Standard – built on the University of Salford’s main campus in 2021.
Kelda is proud to collaborate with Barratt Homes and Saint-Gobain and join a host of other innovative companies to understand how to deliver sustainable zero-carbon housing at scale. Kelda’s Air-Powered high-efficiency shower aims to support the project by monitoring shower usage with the goal of significantly reducing water consumption and hot water energy demand from showering.
We look forward to participating in trials and demonstrating the water, energy, and financial benefits of our Air-Powered shower technology.
Headline technology benefits:
- 50% reduction in water – without compromising shower performance.
- 50% reduction in hot water energy, plus when combined with Q-Blue’s Showersave heat exchanger (WWHRS) a further 71.8% of wastewater energy can be recaptured and reused, meaning a total net energy saving of up to 85.9%.
- 10% reduction in DER / carbon emissions.
- Reduced hot water consumption can allow the specification of a smaller hot water cylinder.
- £430 saving in household bills (water/energy) per year.
- Technology has been verified by Energy Saving Trust (EST).
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