Kelda featured in Future Home Hub’s Water Report

The much-anticipated report has set out to inform HM Government’s roadmap for water efficient new homes

Future Home Hub’s ‘Water Ready’ report suggests the roadmap and framework to better water efficiency requirements for new homes over the next decade, including through Part G of the building regulations.

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Contributed to by our Marketing Director Paul Ravnbo-West, the report highlights the importance of shower development and the need for new performance metrics. The report specifically highlights that our Air-Powered™ shower technology can increase the kinetic energy of the water so helping to maintain a higher spray force than would be expected for a shower of similar water flow rate.

The report also acknowledges the importance of Kelda’s recognition in SAP Appendix Q, stating that Being able to have low flow showers recognised in SAP is an additional incentive for them to be specified in new build applications as SAP should recognise a net saving.

Kelda’s Air-Powered™ showers recently became the first to be recognised by the Government’s Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) through SAP Appendix Q. These showers have been assessed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for their energy performance benefits at 4.5 l/min.

Replacing a conventional shower with Kelda’s Air-Powered™ shower at 4.5 l/min can help reduce the Dwelling Emission Rates (DER) and Dwelling Primary Energy Rate (DPER), enabling cost-effective compliance.

As well as being recognised within SAP Appendix Q, Kelda’s Air-Powered™ showers have also been installed by leading UK housebuilders within their advanced sustainability projects, such as Barratt Development’s Zed House and The Vistry Group’s Innovation Centre.

Our Air-Powered™ showers have also been specified in Cala Homes’ Langley Court Development.

The verified savings offered by our showers help build assurance in Kelda’s product’s performance, as does Kelda’s inclusion in Future Homes Hub’s ‘Water Ready’ report – which you can read here.