Daikin has opened the doors of 15 new Sustainable Home Centres, an exciting new concept designed to help raise awareness of heat pumps and how they can help tackle the climate crisis.
The centres are one-stop-shops where local authorities, housing organisations, installers and even individual households can discover everything they need to know about heat pumps and the role they have to play in cutting carbon emissions, reducing energy bills and creating comfortable homes.
Here’s what you will find when you visit your local Daikin Sustainable Home Centre:
We want to help more households experience the benefits that heat pumps can bring – and to encourage early adopters to make the move. Our showrooms will share information about all the advantages of heat pumps, while busting myths about barriers to adoption. Every showroom will have working heat pumps in place to demonstrate the technology in action, alongside everything that goes with them, including cylinders and controls.
Every Sustainable Home Centre will have Daikin-trained technical experts on-hand to provide advice and support, and who can deliver bespoke training sessions. These could be tailored to local authorities’ or housing associations’ in-house delivery teams, asset managers, repair & maintenance teams or anyone with an interest in heat pumps. We can also train-up local installers to become Daikin-accredited.
Local stock holding
Our new Sustainable Home Centres are local merchants, too, holding and delivering stock in the regions they cover. This means no risk of stock not being available quickly for projects, and no risk of projects being delayed.
We’ve been working with local authority business growth and skills teams, as well as local universities and colleges, to support the next wave of new heat pump installers coming through. The government recognises that there will be substantial growth in heat pump installs over the next 10 years, with numbers rising from around 23,000 in 2019, to more than a million per year by 2030. To meet this growth, the industry needs to strengthen local supply chains, and our new Sustainable Home Centres will be at the heart of this drive.
To celebrate the opening of our centres all over the UK, we’re holding open days over the coming months, specifically for local authorities and housing organisations.
Look out for more details in our future newsletters.