UK Housing Associations urged to recognise the benefits of Waste water heat recovery

As the UK continues to deal with housing shortages, fuel poverty and the unenviable task of ensuring old housing stock is brought up to  “decent homes” standard,  one UK company who specialises in energy–efficient technology claims that Housing Associations in the UK are missing out on the opportunity to make new and existing homes more energy efficient.

Showersave Waste water heat recovery is recognised by BRE in SAP and is one of the most cost effective means of achieving Part L Building Regulations compliance in the UK. Although recognised by Government standards, many housing associations continue to overlook the long term benefits of this wonderfully simple system.

Waste water heat recovery (WWHR) is a simple, proven, yet highly effective technology, which extracts heat from waste water used during showering and reuses this heat to reduce overall energy use for the homeowner.

Showersave Director, Tony Gordon explains that “Showersave can be installed as part of a bathroom refurbishment or new build. We have worked with some of the UK’s leading sustainability consultants, regeneration specialists and private developers who are thrilled with the benefits of our system. However, we struggle to get the message across to Housing Associations, whose tenants could enjoy incredible financial benefits from what is effectively a very clever copper pipe. You can see for yourself from our installation video how straightforward it is.  Moreover, Showersave is simple, requires no maintenance and will last the life of the property, why wouldn’t you install when refurbishing bathrooms and/or heating systems?.”

Following a recent rebrand, Showersave is determined to remove any misconceptions that WWHR is a complicated product. The company rebrand reflects Showersave’s sustainable development and vision for the future. It delivers to the market a fresh, uncomplicated message that this system is for anyone.


An award winning energy saving technology, ideal for the London housing market is due to be unveiled at London Build 2016. The team behind this innovative and truly exceptional product is made up of Swiss engineers, designers, sanitary- and energy specialists who are excited to introduce the technology to the London housing market , which makes every social media campaign a real heaven! The “Joulia inline” heat recovering shower tray is certain to tick all the boxes with experienced Developers, ambitious architects and contractors, given the flexible, invisible solution which has been launched to coincide with the introduction of London’s new Zero carbon rules for housing projects in the Capital. Tapping into the UK market has not been easy says Joulia CEO Reto Schmid “We have a truly exceptional product and now is the perfect time to introduce it to London Housing Developers, who specialise in apartments. With the introduction of new Zero carbon rules for London, we are confident that Joulia inline is a solution that forward thinking developers will embrace in a bid to avoid off-set payment for non-compliance with the new rules”. Assisting this dynamic and innovative company in realising the potential of the UK housing market is leading waste water heat recovery business “Showersave”, who have worked with many of the UK’s leading housing developers, sustainability consultants and architects for almost ten years. Tony Gordon, Director at Showersave says “This is an exciting opportunity both for Joulia and Showersave, one which we are very confident will bring about growth in the industry. Showersave has played a pivotal role in raising the profile of waste water heat recovery in the UK construction sector. We have successfully acquired, as clients, some of the leading names in house building and sustainability. Now, we have the challenge of replicating this success with a technology that is utterly brilliant in concept and design. The Joulia inline heat recovering shower tray is available to view at Olympia London on 26th and 27th October at stand C25 of the central hall. Joulia Inline