Mitsubishi Electric to Showcase the Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps at the Greenbuild Expo

Mitsubishi Electric is using the Greenbuild Expo (8-9 May 2013, Manchester Central) to highlight the many benefits of installing sustainable heating systems to new and existing properties – both commercial and residential.

The company will use its stand (E31) to showcase how its Ecodan® heating range of air source heat pumps can be used to provide  a constant, comfortable level of heat to a building whilst lowering running costs and reducing carbon emissions.

Ecodan systems are increasingly being used in schools, showrooms and offices that need to demonstrate an effective level of renewable heating, as well as in thousands of homes across the country from new build to solid brick Victorian buildings that have been thermally insulated. 

Mitsubishi Electric’s Heating General Manager, John Kellett, said: “We’re delighted to be attending Greenbuild as it is one of the UK's leading sustainable refurbishment and building events, and essential for built environment professionals. The show covers everything from energy management and renewable technologies to sustainable materials and legislation updates.

“Our Ecodan system has led the domestic heat pump sector for more than four years, and we are delighted that more and more commercial building owners and developers are also realising the benefits and choosing to use our technology.”

In addition to its stand, Mitsubishi Electric’s Chris Newman will deliver a CPD-certified seminar on community heating schemes, where he will explain how large capacity heat pumps can be applied to existing multi-dwelling buildings that currently use direct electric heating without the need for expensive additional utility services to be brought on site.

“The way heat is provided to high rise and low rise buildings needs to change,” says Newman. “Gas heating systems have been illegal in high rise buildings since the 1960s, for safety reasons. This has left many buildings utilising inefficient, expensive direct electric and storage heating.

“Centralised systems using renewable heat sources, such as heat pumps, provide a simple, carbon efficient and low-running cost solution for these kinds of buildings.”

According to Newman, the solution has the potential to reduce costs for the building owner or tenants and lower the carbon footprint, and in many cases funding mechanisms are available for district and community schemes to achieve the upgrade.

His seminar will be held on Thursday 9th May at 12pm in the Foyer Room, and will include a full explanation of heat pump-based community heating schemes, illustrated by case studies, with an opportunity for attendees to raise questions after the presentation.

More information about the two-day event can be found on the Greenbuild website: For more information on Mitsubishi Electric’s range of products visit



Note to editor:

Founded in 1921, Mitsubishi Electric is a global, market leading, environmental technologies manufacturer, producing an advanced range of heating, air conditioning and ventilation equipment. The company realises that ensuring the right solutions are selected for each individual building, requires collaboration by all involved. Mitsubishi Electric has therefore changed the way it does business to ensure engagement with all involved in delivering sustainable buildings so that together, we can make a world of difference.

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