Showersave achieves Gold member status

Showersave recently achieved Gold member status with the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

The Supply chain sustainability school was launched in 2012 and offers free access to learning resources to anyone working in the built environment or aspiring to work in the sector.

The school covers a  wealth of topics relevant to any workplace, from fairness, inclusion and respect (FIR) and modern slavery; to waste and wellbeing.  Specialist topics such as offsite, digital, procurement, management and lean construction are also covered.

Find out more about the Supply chain sustainability school and the benefits membership has had for Showersave by downloading our member case study at  .

Thermal camera detects impressive results in recent Showersave installation

Thermal camera detects impressive results in recent Showersave installation

Home builder and Passive house specialist,  GP Developments recently installed the Showersave QB1-21 during a renovation project in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

The company, who focus on  luxury developments in desirable locations were keen to share the results of their thermal imaging photos.

Garrett Quinn, Engineer at GP Developments stated via Linkedin

"I couldn't wait to put our thermal camera on it to see it's performance- the results did not disappoint!

Cold water feed enters at 11oC, as it passes by the waste water the temperature rises to 27.4oC, meaning the hot water requirement to the shower is significantly reduced. Picking up a Delta T of 16.4oC should not be overlooked.

Why do we create Carbon Dioxide when making hot water and then let that water flow down a drain? You may as well throw your money down there too. Look it up, a tiny capital cost to save potentially 60% of your DHW needs"

To find out more about specifying Showersave products, Call us on 028 9334 4488 or email

Showersave awarded Innovator Certification by Innovate NI

Following our successful application for an Innovation Voucher from Invest NI, Showersave has been awarded Bronze level Innovator certification.

The certification, awarded by Innovate NI is recognition of our commitment to the generation of innovative ideas and products within the waste water heat recovery market.

Find out more about Showersave Waste water heat recovery systems by visiting our website .

What’s in store for the future Energy Company Obligation?

What’s in store for the future Energy Company Obligation?

The Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) has published it’s report: Recommendations for a future Energy Company Obligation.

We wish to applaud the SEA on addressing key issues and engaging with industry wide stakeholders in producing a report aimed at improving ECO and tackling fuel poverty in the next decade.

We are particularly keen to raise the profile of the point addressed on page 13 of the SEA report:

“The current pressure on delivery through HHCRO has increased the costs in finding eligible households and exposed flaws in the obligation itself. For example, the current legislation only refers to ‘space’ heating, excluding any measures that reduce carbon in other ways, such as heating of water”

This is an important point, as the drive to decarbonise our homes both new build and existing, hard to heat and treat homes will increasingly necessitate the use of grid electricity.  This will inevitably lead to an increase in the cost, to the resident, for showering. Our space heating will require less energy, this will not however, result in a reduced usage of hot water for showering, in fact the converse could be true.

Therefore, there is a need to address this as we are quite literally now throwing energy down the drain.  If we do not address energy use for domestic hot water in ECO4, it could be conceivable that the fuel poor will reduce their use of hot water and this will have unforeseen consequences in terms of health and wellbeing. Showersave is an off-the shelf tried and tested, system installed in over 70,000 European homes which can reduce energy thrown away while showering by >50%.

Read the full report here >>

The future of waste water heat recovery

The future of waste water heat recovery

Neil Macdonald, Technical Manager at the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, takes a look at the consultation on the Future Homes Standard and what it is likely to mean for waste water heat recovery for showers.

In October 2019, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published a consultation on the Future Homes Standard, regarding changes to Part L of the Building Regulations for new dwellings.

It set out two options for uplifting energy efficiency standards, which were:

Option 1: ‘Future Homes Fabric’ would deliver a 20% reduction in carbon emissions, based on ‘very high’ fabric standards (typically triple glazing), a gas boiler, and a wastewater heat recovery system, as standard.

Option 2: ‘Fabric Plus Technology’ would deliver a 31% carbon emissions reduction based on ‘very high’ fabric standards (double, possibly triple glazing), a gas boiler, wastewater heat recovery system, and solar PV, as standard.

In each of the suggested specifications, wastewater heat recovery for showers (WWHRS) is included as part of the Part L compliance package.

Read HVP magazine article in full 


An interview with Peter Mortimer

An interview with Peter Mortimer

In the first of a series of interviews with Briary Energy, Peter Mortimer (Sales Manager - Showersave) is under the spotlight to discuss his role at Showersave, changes in the industry and other relevant points of discussion.

Briary energy assist all sizes of developer to achieve energy efficient properties, for the right build cost. By offering an integrated approach to the areas of renewables and other low-carbon energy technologies, Briary lead their clients through the entire planning process, from energy and sustainability statements, SAP calculations, energy reports, local policies, air permeability tests and much more.

Read: An interview with Peter Mortimer

Showersave delivering CPD remotely during Coronavirus pandemic

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting normal office operations for the foreseeable future, Showersave is committed to offering learning and development opportunities to the construction industry during these uncertain times through delivery of our certified CPD via remote access. This facility is suitable for office and home based working scenarios.

We have attempted to make it as simple a process as possible given varying internet speeds across the country.  Industry professionals can continue to gain CPD credits by accessing our CPD “An Introduction to Waste water heat recovery” via dropbox link coupled with telephone dial in with one of our team, to allow for Q&A throughout the 15-20 minute slot. We are happy to undertake this on a one to one basis.

Upon completion of the presentation, CPD certificates will be sent via email to all participants.

Should you wish to arrange a suitable date for this CPD, please call 028 9334 4488 or email

SEA publish "Hot water efficiency in homes" paper


The recent publication of "Hot water efficiency in homes" paper by SEA,  provides a summary of the key points raised during the roundtable  discussions with industry experts and the generated recommendations.

On 26th November 2019, the Sustainable Energy Association hosted a roundtable to discuss the hot water efficiency in domestic homes. The aim of the roundtable was to discuss the role policy makers and industry can play to support the deployment of technologies that improve the efficiency of hot water provision, reducing waste to the benefit of consumers and environment.

Download Document: Hot water efficiency in homes


LETI - Climate Emergency Design Guide now available to download

The guide covers 5 key areas: operational energy, embodied carbon, the future of heat, demand response and data disclosure. The guide was developed by over 100 LETI volunteers over a period of 12 months.

Download the guide at





Showersave installed in Modular Homes project

ModPods International is a trademarked part of the Just Solutions Group of Companies. Creating desirable modern affordable living solutions that suits the needs of everyone.

This Short video demonstrates how Just Solutions can bring a new home to life in just 28 days, from design to completion.

It has been a great opportunity for Showersave to be involved in such an innovative project.