Mitsubishi Electric’s Ecodan renewable heat pump system has received further recognition at this year’s National Heat Pumps Awards by securing two ‘Winners’ Awards and two ‘Highly Commended’ entries.
The innovative Kingston Heights project, which sees 137 apartments get their renewable heating from the River Thames, was awarded the Multiple Dwelling Installation of the Year Award for domestic ground / water source.  Mike Spenser-Morris, from NHP Leisure Developments and Mitsubishi Electric’s Heating General Manager, John Kellett were there on the night to accept the award.
Mitsubishi Electric’s unique cloud-based heating controller – MELCloud, was also winner of the Ancillary Product Innovation of the Year Award. The Wi-Fi interface allows owners of renewable Ecodan to control their heating systems from anywhere in the world, using a smartphone, tablet or PC.
“I was delighted that these two got the recognition that we believe they deserve,” explained Kellett. 
“We know MELCloud is streets ahead of other heat pump controllers and Kingston Heights and Mike Spenser-Morris truly deserve the highest praise for showing how the rivers that run through all our cities can be used as a heat source.”
The fourth generation of Ecodan, which includes the ability to be used in a hybrid heating system, was Highly Commended in the Heat Pump Product Innovation of the Year category.
Also Highly Commended was the heat pump installation at Stonehouse Chicken Farm in Gloucestershire in the Commercial Air Source Installation category.  This has seen the farmer save thousands of pounds a year in heating bills and provides a much more controllable and comfortable environment for the birds, which then gain more weight.
The market-leading Ecodan range offers capacities from 4kW to 960kW with either air source or ground/water source options available. Mitsubishi Electric has also designed Ecodan to work on its own or with existing gas or oil boilers as a fully controllable hybrid system.