Panasonic assist SFHA as sector associate


18 November 2021

Panasonic has announced that it is has become a Sector Associate of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) to assist the region in achieving its challenging targets of lowering carbon emissions. 

 As part of this partnership, Panasonic will share with the association its R&D knowledge and experience of low carbon heating solutions through training, seminars, webinars, spec design and support services of its low carbon solutions such as air source heat pumps.

 Darren Reis, regional manager for Panasonic in Scotland, has 35 years of experience in the heating and cooling sector and advises organisations as diverse as installers, designers and distribution partners to network suppliers and local government.  He welcomes this step and comments: “Panasonic as a company is hugely passionate about the environment, and I believe we can help the region meet its low carbon targets through supporting and advising the social housing providers and developers in the region. We look forward to playing a full and active role with the SFHA.

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 “Switching technologies from traditional systems powered by Mains Gas, Oil or LPG to an Air Source Heat Pump such as the Panasonic Aquarea Range, can deliver significant cost savings, improvements to heating performance and low sound levels. With heat pumps hitting the media headlines and following on from COP26, we have recently seen a huge increase in demand from homeowners and installers for more information and hands-on training centres. We are meeting this challenge by opening a new dedicated training centre for installers in November 2021 in Livingstone, plus there is a mobile training unit to ensure the more remote parts of the region are covered. In addition, Panasonic provides further online virtual training, advice and support by offering a remote service via their popular Smart Cloud and Service Cloud app.  It is certainly a very busy time, and we very much look forward to working closely with the SHPA.”

Panasonic is currently working with several social housing providers across the region, including West Highland Housing Association in Oban, where approximately 80 Panasonic air source heat pumps have already been installed this year, with a further 60 being installed over the next six months.

Ivor Farnworth, managing director of Primrose Developments, commented: “We recently looked into several systems but found the Panasonic Aquarea T-Cap heat pumps to be very quiet compared to competitors, aesthetically pleasing and have been impressed with the performance of the product. We are looking forward to meeting and to informing people of how we can help by supporting communities and organisations to develop and combat climate change.”

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