Wondrwall, a leading UK provider of net zero home technology, has appointed a new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) as part of its £100 million investment to expand its footprint in sustainable housing across Britain.
The appointment comes shortly after news that Wondrwall has secured a £100 million investment program to fuel its expansion and scale up its home energy management and decarbonisation solution. This investment aims to support the UK’s journey to net zero by 2050 and enable Wondrwall to reach over 100,000 net zero energy homes both domestically and internationally.
Launched in 2018, Wondrwall utilises AI and machine learning to analyse data from various sources including in-home sensors, weather forecasts, and user patterns. This information is used to dynamically adjust heating, lighting, and energy storage, aiming to optimise energy efficiency, and potential cost reduction.
Its new COO, Steve Young, brings nearly four decades of experience in domestic heating technology, most recently serving as National New Build Director at Strom and previously leading Ideal Heating’s New Build team. His move marks a shift from individual heating products to a focus on integrated solutions for sustainable housing.
“We are wholly focused on accelerating the UK’s journey towards net zero by making our homes more intelligent, efficient, and responsive,” said Daniel Burton, CEO and Founder of Wondrwall.
“Our innovative solutions lower the barriers for homeowners to decarbonise and can significantly reduce household energy bills at a time when it matters most. The potential for all new builds to benefit is huge. To put it simply, there is no reason why all new properties tomorrow can’t be intelligent, net zero energy homes.”
British homes play a significant role in the nation’s energy landscape, accounting for an estimated 26% of final energy consumption and 17% of CO2 emissions in 2022. Natural gas remains the dominant fuel, supplying 64% of homes, followed by electricity (24%), oil (7%), and a smaller share of bioenergy, coal, and other sources. Notably, space heating consumes the largest portion of this energy (62%), followed by water heating (18%), electrical appliances (14%), and lighting and cooking (both 3%).
While the average energy efficiency rating of UK homes has steadily improved over time, the rate of this progress has slowed down since 2014. Regional disparities are also evident, with Northern Ireland currently holding the highest average rating, followed by Scotland and England. Wales, however, exhibits the lowest average efficiency, highlighting the need for targeted interventions in specific regions.
The government has implemented various schemes to accelerate energy efficiency improvements. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) program requires energy suppliers to invest in measures that enhance the heating efficiency of low-income and fuel-poor households. Additionally, the Great British Insulation Scheme (originally ECO+) provides subsidised insulation installations to further optimise energy usage.
Wondrwall is currently being trialled within half of the UK’s biggest national housebuilders including Redrow, Taylor Wimpey, CALA, Bellway and Vistry. From decarbonising individual houses to whole communities.
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