SAP is a topical subject currently! The current method for calculating the energy performance of dwellings is based on SAP2012 & uses out of date information to assess the impact of electric heating on building design. The good news is things are changing with the proposed introduction of SAP10 in 2019/20. Since 1995, all new…Read more
For smart, flexible room by room control, our brand new wireless heating controller system Herschel iQ is the first to be specially designed for infrared heating and complies with Eco-Design Legislation ready for January 2018. Our Herschel iQ thermostat, the T1, is easy to operate and features full 7 day programming with 3 modes for…Read more
Some exciting new developments in energy delivery as Tesla, the American car and technology company, launches its home batteries for energy storage. Named, Powerwall, the Tesla Home Battery will use electricity generated from solar panels, or from the utility grid when rates are low, to store surplus energy. The creation of Powerwall will mean that solar power becomes…Read more
A great article explaining how energy efficiency is paramount to Government carbon targets. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/business-energy/11532327/construction-industry-carbon-targets.html
LOT 20 is part of European Energy Reduction legislation. The aim is to improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of local space heaters in residential and commercial buildings. All heater types have been assessed to give each technology its own level playing field. The legislation does not seek to promote one technology above another;…Read more
Quality is key to Herschel and we are committed to ensuring the Herschel brand is recognised for its quality products, processes, support and advice. Herschel has the highest quality standards in the industry and all of our heaters are made in accordance to our exacting quality control standards enabling us to keep a full audit…Read more
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is an energy assessment and energy saving scheme applicable to large undertakings. For those companies needing to complete an ESOS assessment it’s no small task to calculate your total energy consumption and the deadline of 5th December will come round quick. The Government estimates the scheme will lead to…Read more
What is Lot 20 and how do I comply? Herschel Infrared explains how the new Ecodesign legislation from the EU affects electric heating. Effective from 1 January 2018, new legislation from the EU 2015/1188 (otherwise known as Lot 20) will bring about the biggest shake up in electric space heating ever known. Heaters that fail…Read more
The government changes to feed-in tariffs have resulted in significant issues for solar companies. One opportunity exists for solar companies to extend their offering and offer a broader portfolio of energy efficient products. Heating and lighting are the obvious target areas. See more details here.
Good to see lots of discussion taking place on energy efficiency, zero carbon targets and renewables with home energy assessments to make them them warmer and cheaper to heat. Lets hope it can be kept at the forefront, after the election, for the benefit of homeowners.