ELCO joins online innovation portal to boost the transition to net zero


04 August 2023

ELCO Heating Solutions has been chosen as an innovation partner for the Wates Innovation Network (WIN) portal – a new self-service, interactive and intelligent marketplace for sustainable technologies.

The WIN portal is the first initiative of its kind and has been created by the Wates Group a construction, development and property services company, to help businesses ‘build back better’. The portal will connect companies directly, and free of charge, with partners that can help them meet sustainability targets. It aims to create an industry-leading network that will accelerate the UK’s transition to net zero by showcasing smarter methods of designing, constructing and maintaining buildings.

ELCO has been providing heat pumps to the UK market for over 10 years. As an innovation partner, the company will feature on the WIN portal alongside 41 other suppliers, each approved by a screening panel including 40 environmental experts. Users can filter sustainable innovations based on their requirements to find the product and supplier most suitable for them.

The new online portal will allow ELCO to connect with businesses directly and better support them in providing tangible environmental and operational savings. In addition, it will allow ELCO to raise awareness of its comprehensive range of air source heat pumps, which boast products suitable for a wealth of domestic and commercial applications. Outputs range from 3.5kW through to 88kW for single units and up to 1,400kW for cascade arrangements.

Commenting on joining the WIN portal, Andreea Manoiu, Senior Manager (Projects & Pre-Sales) at ELCO, said: “We’re delighted to have become an innovation partner of Wates and to have been selected by their panel of experts. Joining forces with them further highlights ELCO’s commitment to providing high quality, sustainable heating and hot water products as part of the design, construction and maintenance of building projects, while ensuring we remain on the path to net zero.”

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John Dunne, Group Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Director at Wates, added: “The market for sustainable solutions is expanding fast and companies who are not investing in innovations will soon be unable to compete. The issue is 95% of market ready sustainable technologies never get considered because key decision makers do not know they exist, or suppliers don’t have access to the key corporate decision makers. The WIN portal is bridging that gap, showcasing innovation and helping businesses to meet bold environmental targets.”

ELCO has also made its free, heat pump and hybrid system wizard software available to specifiers. It gives a clear indication of the trade-off between potential carbon and cost savings when implementing different plant options by leveraging accurate weather data for a better understanding of the requirements on weather compensated systems.

As part of the Ariston Group, ELCO Heating Solutions draws on group-wide expertise to offer the most complete range of products under the ELCO and Ariston brands. This extends to products for low carbon district heat networks. With over 30 years’ experience in the UK, the company continues to set the highest standards in the commercial heating market. From commercial heat pumps to boilers, heat interface units, CHP, hot water generation/storage and pressure jet units, all its products are supported by a dedicated field-based sales team and experienced technical department.

For more information on ELCO’s range of products, visit www.elco.co.uk