As you know, we source suppliers/ manufacturer/ inventors very carefully ensuring we get the best products so you get the best products.
We source the products and innovations as locally as possible so that we can:
- Find the best innovations;
- Get to know the people and the products;
- Ensure manufacturers expertise are on hand;
- Minimise the carbon footprints of our products;
- Support the local economy;
- Have somewhere to go for a cup of tea.
We thought you might like to get to know the suppliers a little better so we decided to interview them. Just for a bit of fun.
And the Five Big Questions were:
- What is the BIG idea behind your business?
- List three key ways in which your product helps save energy and money;
- Apart from your product can you recommend one simple tip for saving energy and money at home or office?
- ‘Fess-up’ to your one naughty ‘non-eco’ habit you’ve been meaning to change - but haven’t yet…
- Can you give one example you’ve experienced recently of ‘eco best practice’ (office or home environment)
Third up is Dale, Marketing at Endo Enterprises- makers of EndoTherm
Question 1: What is the BIG idea behind your business?
To be honest, EndoTherm™ was discovered by accident in 2006 by a water treatment expert who noticed an increase in heat output when he tried cleaning a hospital heating system. Since then our aim has to be produce a product which is effective, non-corrosive and stable to maximise system efficiency within a central heating system.
Allowing the water to heat up quicker and with less energy from the boiler;
Making the water cool quicker due to a lower temperature imbalance;
Reducing the cycles required by a boiler over a given time frame.
A combination of these three components contribute to the 15% saving we have experienced in independent testing and real life situations.
Answer: Energy saving products are brilliant but in essence a behavioural change within a community is needed to really reduce energy bills and therefore carbon emissions. It may be simple but turn off lights, turn appliances off (and not just on standby) and make sure your heating system is well maintained.
Answer: I bought myself a ‘Bluemotion’, eco-friendly car to try and do my bit to the environment. However stop-start technology drives me around the bend so I haven’t turned it on since I started. I will get used to it, one day!
Answer: We have been doing a lot of work with Housing Associations and they are investing heavily with Passivehaus designs. These are basically houses that do not require any heating (bar an emerging heater for boiling water). It is incredible that appropriate design can trap so much latent heat released from humans and appliances. This is definitely the best eco practice I have seen over the past few years.