13 episodes

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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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.

    Heat Pumps: The Future Homes Standard

    Heat Pumps: The Future Homes Standard

    In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to Chris Ricketts from Elmhurst Energy. Elmhurst Energy Systems is the UK's largest accreditation scheme, covering EPCs on domestic properties, new-build compliance, U-Value calculations and inspections. Chris shares his insight from his consultancy work for UK Government on The Future Homes Standard – the landmark Building Regulations update set to improve the energy efficiency of all new homes. Max and Chris discuss, the journey to UK NetZero carbon, the challenges the industry will face, to up-skill the current fossil-fuels installer base to fit the number of heat pumps needed – an expected timeframe for change and what the new Building Regulations will mean to developers.

    • 44 min
    Installing Ecodan: Partnering for success

    Installing Ecodan: Partnering for success

    In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to David Cooke, one of the UK's most experienced Ecodan installers. David has been installing Ecodan air source heat pumps for more than 10 years and has completed over 630 installs, mainly domestic, off-gas, retro-fit, new and self-build projects in North Norfolk. He shares his journey; switching from fossil fuels to sustainable heating, how the consumer market and technology has changed over the years and what makes a successful business partnership with the right heat pump manufacturer.

    • 37 min
    Self build with Ecodan: Sustainable home heating

    Self build with Ecodan: Sustainable home heating

    In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to Georgina Burnett, Property and DIY Interiors Presenter. They discuss Georgina's passion for sustainable home renovation and her experience of choosing a Mitsubishi Electric, QUHZ Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump for her self build project. Georgina tells the story starting from her desire to be more energy-efficient, researching the sustainable home-heating technology available, selecting the right manufacturer and product, through to installation and user experience.

    • 35 min
    Heat Pumps: The UK's changing home-heating landscape

    Heat Pumps: The UK's changing home-heating landscape

    In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to Russell Dean, Head of Residential Heating and Ventilation at Mitsubishi Electric UK. Russell reflects on how Mitsubishi Electric UK responded to the industry, the business and manufacturing challenges that they faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the launch and subsequent demise of the UK Government's Green Homes Grant. Max and Russell also discuss the evolution of the Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump in the UK over the last 12 years and how Mitsubishi Electric has simplified the technology for installation, improved the efficiency and the user experience to meet the requirements of tenants, homeowners, installers, developers and housing associations.

    • 34 min
    UK Net Zero: Buildings for a sustainable future

    UK Net Zero: Buildings for a sustainable future

    In this episode, Max Halliwell from Ecodan talks to Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of UK Green Building Council. Julie explains the history of the UKs policy for Net Zero carbon buildings and what it means today for existing buildings in operation and new construction. Max and Julie also discuss the decarbonisation of home heating and the challenges facing the built environment industry to reach the UK Government's Net Zero carbon goals.

    • 39 min
    Switching to renewable technologies

    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.

    • 38 min

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