Mitsubishi Electric is using the Ecobuild Show (1-3 March 2011, ExCel, London) to highlight the energy saving potential of advanced heating, cooling, ventilation and power generating equipment, whether for new build or retro-fit.
“We all know the importance of reducing energy consumption and the impact this can have on cutting fuel bills and there is a real potential to tackle the problem of existing buildings using advanced energy saving equipment,” explains Donald Daw, Mitsubishi Electric’s Commercial Director.
The company’s stand (S2030) will show off the latest developments in domestic and commercial heating, with the Ecodan® range of products that can help achieve renewable energy targets, cut fuel bills and provide reliable, renewable heating for almost any building. Ecodan provides low carbon heating and hot water, with domestic models available in 5kW; 8.5kW and 14kW units and the commercial range starting from 25kW.
Also on the stand will be advanced Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays which can not only lower overall power consumption but can also help generate an income through the Government’s Feed In Tariff (FIT) by selling excess energy back to the grid.
Mitsubishi Electric is unique in the world of PV because it manufacturers all of the individual components – the cells, the panels and the inverters – and is also the first manufacturer in the UK to develop a complete PV Pack, designed specifically for residential properties with pitched roofs.
As our homes become more energy efficient and air tight, ensuring appropriate ventilation is increasingly important and the company will be showcasing its DC Lossnay heat recovery ventilation system, which addresses the need to provide energy efficient ventilation to well-insulated modern homes.
One of the major advantages of the Lossnay system is that in summer, when houses have heated up during the day, a special bypass mode can be used to bring in cool fresh air at night, eliminating the need for mechanical cooling.
Mitsubishi Electric has taken a stance against any major growth of air conditioning for the UK’s homes because it is unnecessary and unsustainable.
In the commercial sector though, the company is a strident advocate of the increased use of advanced air conditioning to provide energy efficient buildings with a comfortable internal environment. On the stand will be the new City Multi YJM-A outdoor unit which offers some of the highest levels of efficient simultaneous heating and cooling available.
“Legislation is increasingly driving the way we use energy in our buildings and rising fuel prices mean that there has never been a better time to find ways of improving things,” explains Daw. “With this comprehensive range, we are providing energy efficient equipment that can help achieve this.”