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Recoup WWHRS selected as Sustainable Technology Partner to Wates Group

Jan 29, 2018 | Awards, Energy Initiatives, Energy Saving, Housebuilding, Recoup WWHRS

Recoup WWHRS have been officially announced as a partner to Wates Sustainable Technology Services following 2017 Innovation Competition. Earlier in 2017 Recoup_WWHRS was shortlisted by Wates Sustainable Technology Services and selected to pitch to a ‘Green Dragons’ Den’ style judging panel made up of representatives from the Wates Group and some of its market-leading customers. Recoup was required to demonstrate how our innovative and energy saving Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems (WWHRS) for showers could address a specific set of sustainability and resource efficiency challenges. Wates Sustainable Technology Services aims to accelerate the route to market for market-ready sustainable technologies by putting out regular calls for new technologies to join its marketplace. Once each technology has been screened through its rigorous selection process they are invited to become an approved supplier, enabling them to be promoted to relevant customers of the Wates Group through Green Dragons’ Den-style pitch events and in bids for new business. In particular, the new Easyfit+, Recoups’ stand-alone WWHRS solution for apartments, HA’s, affordable housing and retrofit will now be taken forward by Wates Sustainable Technology Services.
Recoup WWHRS Easyfit+ under bath retrofit waste water heat recovery system
Key sectors, such as new build residential and commercial construction projects will now be able to benefit from the build-cost reductions and energy-savings that our more established products such as the Recoup Pipe+ HE have been shown to generate. We also see the Recoup Easyfit+ as playing a key role in opening up new markets and opportunities in the social and affordable housing sectors; retrofit and asset management sectors; and also new-build apartments, which all traditionally have been problematic for vertical WWHRS devices. As a stand-alone, under-bath WWHRS solution, the Easyfit+ offers the perfect mix of the highest possible efficiency, easiest possible installation, and affordability that has not previously been seen in WWHRS. Dr.Zainab Dangana, Sustainability Research and Development Manager for Wates Sustainable Technology Services, commented: “During this process, Recoup demonstrated a solid technical knowledge and an understanding of the challenges that our clients face in terms of innovation, sustainability and adopting new energy-efficient technologies. We were particularly impressed with Recoup WWHRS’ credentials as a cost-effective, simple to install, ‘fit and forget’ technology that requires no planned maintenance and no end-user interaction.” “By partnering with Wates Sustainable Technology Services, Recoup will gain the perfect platform to promote its products and technologies both across the Wates Group’s businesses and to our supply chain partners and customers.”
Recoup WWHRS Pipe+ HE high efficiency waste water heat recovery system
Having recently been selected to provide WWHRS as part of the standard specification to ‘Cardiff Living’: a ten-year partnership between Cardiff Council and Wates Residential, Recoup are proud to have the opportunity to work with the wider Wates Group across the many sectors within their business, including new-build residential, retrofit and commercial projects. ‘Cardiff Living’ is Cardiff Council’s flagship house building programme, which will see the development of 1,500 homes across 40 sites. You can find out more about the Wates Sustainable Technology Services Partnership here: https://www.wates.co.uk/sustainability/sustainabletechnology/

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