Making renewable do-able

From: BCG
Published: Wed Jan 20 2010

Visitors to Ecobuild 2010 will have the chance to get their hands on the latest renewable technologies at new attraction, Practical Installer.
Practical Installer, brought to you in association with Plumb Center, will put the latest innovations in renewables under the spotlight dispelling the myth that renewable technologies are complicated and showing that, in some cases, they are more straightforward than traditional technologies.
With live and interactive sessions throughout the day, including the latest solar panels being installed on a demonstration roof and experts on hand to show how easy it is to do all the associated pipe work and plumbing, visitors will be shown that renewable really is do-able.
Practical Installer will offer informative demonstrations / hands on displays from the industry’s leading manufacturers throughout the three days of the show. Look out for sessions on solar, heat pumps and water saving technologies offering installers and heating engineers the chance to see a number of installation scenarios. The experts will also be on hand to answer questions and give advice.
Why renewables?
With the cost of traditional energy sources constantly on the rise, not to mention the impact our CO2 emissions have on the environment, renewable energy is becoming increasingly important in our everyday lives.

Both home owners and businesses are looking to reduce their fuel bills by improving the efficiency of their energy consumption which means looking towards the more sustainable, renewable forms of generating heat and conserving water.

What are the opportunities?
This transition away from traditional forms of heating will offer consumers (& installers) more choice with solutions more tailored to the individual property. Installers will need to be able to offer consumers in depth advice and guidance on the best solution for their property often involving multiple products. Installers will also need to have the skills and knowledge to undertake more complex, integrated installations which will require a broader understanding of areas such as electrical installation and air conditioning.

Demonstrating the future
This is the first time Ecobuild has run dedicated, practical demonstration sessions for installers and, as a market leader, Plumb Center welcomes the opportunity to help installers learn more about the next generation of heating technology.

In the solar section, Plumb Center in association with Ploughcroft, will be demonstrating how easy it is to install solar panels and Worcester Bosch, Kingspan, Baxi and Vaillant will showcase the latest thermal solar technology. In the heating section Baxi (biomass/micro CHP), Dimplex/CTC (heat pumps) and Uponor (underfloor heating) will work in partnership to show how the technologies work together to maximum effect. And, in the water section Kingspan (water harvesting), Ecoplay (greywater recycling) together with water efficient products from Saracen, Mira, Grohe and Cistermiser will work collectively to demonstrate how households and businesses can limit their water consumption by combining technologies in the most effective way.

Confirmed Demonstrations

• Solar Panel Installation - Ploughcroft / Plumb Center
• Thermal Solar - Worcester Bosch / Kingspan / Baxi / Vaillant
• Biomass / Micro CHP - Baxi
• Heat Pumps - Dimplex / CTC
• Underfloor Heating - Uponor
• Water Harvesting - Kingspan
• Greywater Recycling - Ecoplay
• Water Efficiency - Saracen (Waterless Urinals) / Mira / Grohe / Cistermiser
For further details of the Practical Installer seminar programme or to book your tickets for Ecobuild 2010 visit


For more information contact Janet Bentick, Account Director, Wax PR
01722 713399, 07900 086474
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