Energy House 2.0

Project Overview

The KersMEV renewable hot water system  was selected as one of the low carbon hot water  technologies to test following a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitching event with businesses with the capabilities and ambitions to contribute towards a greener, cleaner, and lower carbon future for homes

Kers has been working with Bellway Homes to install its technology in ‘The Future Home’, which is currently being constructed in the facility. Energy House 2.0 is a collaborative project between partners including the University of Salford, Barratt Developments, Bellway Homes, and Saint-Gobain to drive innovation and solutions to address global and domestic energy efficiency challenges. Energy House 2.0 is a unique £16 million research facility, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), enabling SMEs to innovate and develop low carbon technologies for the built environment.

It will replicate four, fully furnished houses across two environmental chambers which can replicate climatic conditions and environments experienced by 95% of the global population.

University Involvement

Dr Richard Fitton, Reader in Energy Performance of Buildings, School of Science, Engineering and Environment at the University of Salford, added: “Homes and the built environment contribute around 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint, and the global picture is similar. The modern house is by its very nature complex, with novel materials, renewable heating systems and interactions between all manner of smart home infrastructure. Our research will help to present data on how all this can work together to deliver homes that are efficient, comfortable and healthy.

“It’s fantastic to be working with innovative companies, such as Kers and our project partners, which will help our work with key players in the private sector to drive innovation and solutions that address global and domestic energy efficiency challenges – making a world of difference to our future and our planet.”

KERS Innovations technologies reduce your bills and divert wasted energy back into your business. Good for the environment, good for your bottom line.