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Article Date: 6th March 2013

Marshall-Tufflex - Domestic Boiler Management System Shortlisted in Greenbuild Awards 2013

Cable Management - Power Distribution - Energy Management - Boiler Controls

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An intelligent boiler control unit that can reduce domestic heating and hot water costs by 20%* has been named a finalist in the prestigious Greenbuild Awards 2013.

The Domestic Boiler Management (DBM) system, from energy saving specialist Marshall-Tufflex, controls the firing cycle of gas, oil and LPG boilers, reducing unnecessary dry cycling to typically reduce boiler running costs by 20% (*subject to usage pattern). Marshall-Tufflex believes it is the only domestic unit with the option of an external weather sensor, which further increases savings potential.

"We are delighted that the DBM has been shortlisted in the Greenbuild Awards," said Jeremy Dodge, Marshall-Tufflex Head of Marketing & Technical Services. "It is a great, easy-to-fit product that has the potential to make a big impact upon home heating and hot water bills. We've carried out trials in both private and social housing properties, with five test installations returning a combined average saving of 43%. What's more, the system is Energy Saving Trust Recommended and qualifies for the 5% VAT rate if supplied direct by an electrical contractor. We are exhibiting at Greenbuild Expo (Stand B3) and will have the DBM plus other domestic and commercial energy saving solutions on stand."

The Greenbuild Awards recognise excellence in sustainable buildings, with a particular focus on projects and products that illustrate an understanding of the importance of building performance in use.

Greenbuild's Lucy Young said: "We were thrilled to get so many entries to our second Greenbuild Awards and there's some very strong contenders on the shortlist. This illustrates the increasing number of organisations waking up to the importance of evaluating their buildings' performance and ensuring that a low-energy design remains low-energy in reality."

This year saw stiff competition and the judges, including Kerry Mashford, chief executive of National Energy Foundation, had a hard task selecting a shortlist. Winners will be announced at a dinner, hosted by Patrick Kielty, on May 8 at Manchester's Midland Hotel during Greenbuild Expo 2013.

The awards, in association with Kingspan Environmental and sponsored by Dimplex, take place alongside the Greenbuild Expo held at Manchester Central on May 8-9. Award finalists will be showcased at the event.

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