Dimplex Renewables has scooped two more prestigious awards to add to its growing collection of accolades for initiatives and product development. The latest awards are silver medals from the established Sustainable Ireland Awards for the EC-Eau hot water cylinders and for the company’s research and development laboratory.
The laboratory in Portadown in Northern Ireland is responsible for much of the development work for the renewable heating and hot water technologies and received the silver award in the Sustainable Building Project of the Year category. The building’s design takes into account insulation, solar gain, use of renewables for heating and hot water, lighting and waste management.
The EC-Eau range of unvented hot water cylinders received the silver award for the Energy and Environmental Innovation category. It took over 15 months to develop and is now being manufactured in the company’s factory in the UK. When developing the product a holistic view was taken which included sustaining local employment as well as utilising sustainable materials and manufacturing methods, reducing overall product material content by intelligent design and material choices, and minimising waste in packaging and incoming raw materials.
Karen Trewick, marketing communications manager, says: “These latest awards are fantastic news for us and recognition of our commitment to this sector, following our multi-million pound investment in R&D and manufacturing facilities in the UK. And for specifiers, installers and homeowners, it brings added reassurance that Dimplex has the products and support they seek.”