Calorex is first company to gain new green certification
Certified by the BRE’s Microgeneration Certification Scheme — Calorex’s Heatseeker air-source heat pump. From left are Richard Phillips of BRE, Richard Carrington MD and Tony Barnes, sales director, of Calorex.
Calorex Heat Pumps has become the first company to gain product certification under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme administered by BRE. The certification is for the Heatseeker air-source heat pump — a small, low-maintenance unit specifically designed for the UK housing market. It operates at low sound levels and heats domestic hot water to 65°C without any supplementary electric heating. It also produces water at 33 to 55°C for space heating. Richard Phillips, scheme manager for BRE Global, says, ‘This is a fantastic new addition to the scheme. We are hoping the scheme will rapidly build a large product base, helping promote the industry and improving consumer choice and confidence.’ This certification scheme provides an independent third-party guarantee that the product and installer meet rigorous manufacturing and installation standards. Certified products and installers are listed on a web site (see below) in a database designed to help specifiers and end users identify products and services that have a lower negative impact on the environment.