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Home of the future powered by innovative north west firm ELe is unveiled

A low-energy, eco-friendly, home of the future has been unveiled by West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper at the headquarters of Extreme Low Energy (ELe) in Skelmersdale.

The firm, which recently won the Energy Institute Innovation Award for its ground-breaking low-energy technologies, has installed a replica modular home in the reception area of its new headquarters, fully equipped and powered by ELe systems, and built by sustainable building company Simply Modular Ltd.

The launch marked the official opening of ELe’s new offices after the company recently moved its base from Merseyside to Lancashire.

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Mark Buchanan (left), founder and technical director of ELe, and Mark Frost, ELe’s chairman, sit down with West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper in the new low-energy modular home the company has installed within its premises.

Mark Buchanan, founder and technical director of ELe, said:
“Our ELe system is designed to be mass produced and easily installed, helping reduce fuel poverty and providing housing associations with data enabling them to monitor energy performance within their homes and aid in the cost of maintaining their properties.

“The tenant benefits from reductions in their electricity bills whilst the housing association benefits in reduced maintenance costs.

“We believe that this is a template for the future and are currently discussing the implementation of this technology in planned projects for modular home development across the UK.”

The modular home, which opens onto a combined kitchen and lounge, with a rear double bedroom and en-suite shower room, is powered by solar panels which discharge the electricity to a battery storage system.

The company’s award-winning technologies use Ethernet cables to power a whole range of domestic and commercial appliances, providing huge potential energy reductions which can save the user of the ELe system up to 70% in terms of their electricity usage.

West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper, said:
“I’m proud that such pioneering innovation is being developed here in West Lancashire.

“There’s a real housing problem across the UK and it’s important that ideas, like those being put forward by ELe, are considered as a possible solution to the housing crisis we face.”

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West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper cuts the ribbon, alongside ELe chairman Mark Frost (far left) and ELe founder Mark Buchanan, to officially unveil ELe’s low-energy, eco-friendly, home of the future which which could offer savings of up to 70% in electricity usage.

For more details about ELe, visit their website: www.extremelowenergy.com, email: info@extremelowenergy.com, or follow on Twitter: @ExtremeLowEnerg

Based in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, Extreme Low Energy (ELe) is a specialist manufacturer of DC power infrastructures, utilising energy-efficient delivery and storage solutions.

ELe technologies harness DC power, having identified huge energy and carbon savings that can be made by eliminating the AC/DC power conversion used by most of today’s electrical products.

The company’s award-winning technologies use Ethernet cables to power lighting, computers, CCTV and more, providing huge potential energy savings to new homes and businesses adopting the technology.

ELe’s products can integrate with renewable energy sources to create off-grid solutions, attractive to growing markets across the globe. This allows organisations to make better use of green energy and benefit from significant savings in energy consumption of up to 70% during the life of the technology.

ELe’s game-changing solutions are revolutionising current computer and energy systems, while offering huge potential to alter the future design of buildings for maximum efficiency.

Founded in 2014, ELe has a growing team, headed by an award-winning innovator and recognised leader in his field. A Commonwealth Export Champion, ELe has offices in Skelmersdale, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

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