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European Environmental Bureau: STIEBEL ELTRON is ‘Leader’ of the Energy Transition 2023 

STIEBEL ELTRON has been recognised as a driving force behind the transition towards clean energy for its climate-friendly heating technology by the Europe Environmental Bureau (EEB).  

A leading supplier of climate-friendly heating technology in the UK and Europe, STIEBEL ELTRON’s entire product range is compatible with climate targets, the EEB said, who placed STIEBEL in the ‘Leaders’ group during its assessment.  

According to market analysis by the EEB, companies within this group are leading the energy turnaround in boiler rooms and are setting stricter standards for their own technologies than required by law. 

With the EEB recognising STIEBEL ELTRON’s efforts in the energy transition, the company will continue to drive forward the adoption of heat pumps across the UK and Europe, STIEBEL ELTRON UK Managing Director Mark McManus said.  

When recognising companies, the EEB examined the portfolios of the largest heating manufacturers on the European market and rated the best companies with ‘Leader’ status.  

Heat pumps are growing increasingly in demand, with three quarters of the buildings in the European Union still heated with fossil fuels. The building sector is responsible for 36 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU, despite clean technologies for heating rooms being available.  

With the world looking to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, there is an urgent need to quicken the pace of change of the heat transition from traditional boilers to heat pumps, with STIEBEL ELTRON being a key driver of this across the UK and EU. 

In the UK STIEBEL ELTRON recently celebrated 15 years in the country by committing to further grow its presence in the heat pump market in a bid to further drive their adoption.  

With a view to meeting demand for heat pumps, STIEBEL ELTRON UK intends to grow every area of the business in a bid to deliver the latest products, as well as aiming to train the next generation of installers to fit them in the years ahead. 

In November last year, STIEBEL ELTRON UK invested £350,000 into a new state-of-the-art training facility, as well as fine-tuning its training course to ensure installers are supported during and after the course.  

In the year ahead it now intends to invest in its scheme further to ensure a constant stream of well-equipped installers are entering the market who are empowered with working knowledge of the latest heat pump technology.  

Mark McManus, Managing Director, STIEBEL ELTRON UK, said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised by the EEB for the work STIEBEL ELTRON has been doing to spark a shift away from traditional boilers towards environmentally friendly heat pumps.  

“This is a combination of the whole company’s efforts, and we’re pleased to say that here in the UK we’ve invested in our own facilities to help ensure STIEBEL ELTRON is a leader in this field.  

“At STIEBEL ELTRON we know it isn’t just about offering the best products for the job, but the best installers who can ensure a project is carried out efficiently, and to the highest quality possible. By doing this we can continue to help drive forward the energy transition.” 

Kai Schiefelbein, Managing Director, Stiebel Eltron Group, said: “We are delighted to receive this award from the European Environmental Bureau, which already recognises all STIEBEL ELTRON appliances as climate-friendly. 

“Environmentally friendly heat pumps have been the central recipe for success in our company history for decades. On this basis, we are now an experienced specialist for the energy turnaround in boiler rooms. 

“The switch to environmentally friendly technology with renewable energies must be pushed further. The lifetime of a heating system is about 20 to 25 years. In order to achieve the goal to climate neutrality by 2050, the heat transition is therefore already of great urgency today. 

“Electricity-driven heat pump technology plays a key role in this. It mainly uses freely available energy from the air, the ground or groundwater and thus renewable, unlimited energy sources. At the same time, we become independent of fossil energy imports.” 

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