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EMEX: The Energy Management Exhibition 21/22 November 2018

Kelda are delighted to be exhibiting at EMEX, the Energy Management Exhibition at the Excel London. Please drop by our stand B18 to find out more about our innovative shower technology, which can be tailored to: deliver 2.4 times the power of a traditional shower for the same flow rate; or provide an invigorating shower experience, using up to 50% less water. Plus, learn how to reduce your water usage and take control of your data with our Shower Monitoring Analysis and Recording Technology (SMART) service.

 

EMEX establishes and builds partnerships between business, third party intermediaries, training suppliers, government and public bodies to accelerate the adoption and the implementation of energy efficiency measures in order to reduce energy use and carbon emissions. EMEX provides an event platform across which stakeholders can share knowledge, technologies and expertise. We’ll help you find innovative and effective solutions to the challenges you are facing. Find out more.

 

EMEX overview:

  • EMEX is an immersive 2-day exhibition (21-22 November) bringing together key stakeholders who are passionate about implementing energy efficiency technologies and strategies.
  • EMEX attracts c. 4,500 attendees and represent the lion’s share of UK energy managers.

The EMA magazine – Issue: Nov/Dec 2018

The latest issue of The EMA Magazine is available to read online. I’m sure you will this an interesting read.

The EMA MAGAZINE

Please turn to page 72-3 where you will learn more about our latest news:

  1. GLL Windrush Leisure Centre Case Study: How we have helped to improve spray force by 60% and decreased water usage by 42% c. 1.2 million litres of water per year. https://www.emexlondon.com/gll-windrush-leisure-centre-improved-member-experience-by-60-whilst-delivering-savings-of-over-40/
  2. New Advert: Our latest ad features our E3 Handset and Triple-E shower technology “Experience, Efficiency and Ecology” highlighting how a Kelda shower can be tailored to: 1) deliver 2.4 times the power of a traditional shower, for any given flow rate; or 2) provide an invigorating shower experience, using up to 50% less water.

 

The November/December issue is special as it doubles up as the EMEX (Energy Management Exhibition) show guide.

 

EMA/EMEX overview:

  • The EMA magazine is aimed at anyone involved in energy management covering news and features related to energy management, sustainability and environment.
  • It has a high concentration of energy buyers, 82% are:
    • Energy Management 39%
    • Facilities/Estates/Property Management 29%
    • Environment & Sustainability 14%
  • 5,000 hard copies distributed nationally – readers are responsible for 44% of spend in energy sector. Est. £6-8bn.
  • Magazine is shared with at least four peers/colleagues reaching 25,000 people in the industry.
  • EMEX is an immersive 2-day exhibition (21-22 November) bringing together key stakeholders who are passionate about implementing energy efficiency technologies and strategies.
  • EMEX attracts c. 4,500 attendees and represent the lion’s share of UK energy managers.

Holiday Park & Resort Innovation

We would like to thank everyone who visited our stand (2042) at the Holiday Park Show 2018, NEC Birmingham, 7-8 November 2018. The exhibition was a great success and it gave us the opportunity to showcase our next-generation shower technology and portable shower efficiency demo unit (main picture). We enjoyed many inspiring conversations and were overwhelmed with the number of visitors who joined our stand to discover the innovative shower solutions that make us one of the leading clean technology companies in the world.

 

For those of you who missed us, we will be exhibiting at EMEX (Energy Management Exhibition), stand B18, Excel London, 21-22 November 2018.

 

If you would like further information about our products please feel free to contact us at sales@keldatechnology.com.

Kelda Technology are proud to be exhibiting at the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation 2018

Holiday Park & Resort Innovation is the leading trade event for holiday parks, resorts, and attractions to find the latest innovations in guest experience, technology, entertainment and accommodation.

 

Kelda is pleased to be demonstrating our innovative shower system which can be tailored to:

 

1. deliver 2.4 times the power of a traditional shower, for any given flow rate; or
2. provide an invigorating shower experience, using up to 50% less water.

 

To find out more please visit us on stand 2042.

The Global Heatwave and the Boiling Frog

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges today, and according to climate scientists, this summer’s abnormal weather is just the beginning of what is predicted to be in store for us in coming years.

 

The summer of 2018 was noteworthy for the all-time heat records smashed around the world, from California to Sweden and Japan. The high temperatures were sign of a warming world, scientists have said, with human-caused global warming increasing the frequency of heat waves as well as their severity and duration and other extreme weather events. The debate is now moving towards how we can deal with the impacts of future climate change, and we have to ask ourselves if we reacting to the rising temperature, and its effects with enough urgency.

 

The boiling frog is a fable, the premise of which is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is placed in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death without trying to save itself.  How we go forward to deal with this new reality is undecided.  Perhaps the story of the boiling frog is for us all to consider; do we sit in the increasing temperatures in the hope that our resources will sustain us in the future?

 

First, perhaps we need to ask why has it been so hot?  In Europe, the heatwave was caused by the stalling of the jet stream wind, which usually funnels cool Atlantic weather over the continent. This left hot, dry air in place for the summer months for far longer than usual. The stalling of the northern hemisphere jet stream is linked to global warming, and the rapid heating of the Arctic and the resulting loss of sea ice.

 

The jet stream impact

The jet stream, the core of strong winds some five to seven miles above the Earth’s surface blows west to east and moves weather around the globe. Wind speeds can exceed 200 mph, but this isn’t felt at ground level. The jet stream’s strength and position have a significant influence on the weather we experience at the surface. What we experienced over the summer was a very weak flow in combination with a high-pressure system over central Europe. The high-pressure system blocked weather systems from the Atlantic, pushing them northward rather than allowing them to move eastwards towards Europe.

 

Sea temperatures effects

We could be also be looking forward to beautiful autumn thanks to a continuing horseshoe-shaped pattern of sea temperatures stretching across the Atlantic. The current mild Autumn is certainly testament to that. Throughout the summer the tropical Atlantic seas that extend from the Caribbean to Africa have been colder than usual, and the unusually cooler waters have reached up round to the southern tip of Greenland, in a pattern that looks like a horseshoe lying on its side. In the middle of that horseshoe has sat a large of area unusually warm seas in the mid-Atlantic. This Atlantic sea temperature pattern is a useful way to forecast hot summers as early as springtime, long before the heat arrives.

 

There are some similarities between the heatwave of 1976 and the sea conditions in the Atlantic back then were very similar to what we see now. In both years, the same pattern formed in which there is cold water near Greenland, warm water further south and then more cool water closer to the British Isles. But importantly what has changed since 1976 is that the Earth’s average temperature has risen.

 

Climate change

Global temperatures are increasing due to climate change. The global rise in temperatures means the probability that an extreme heatwave will occur is also growing. These fundamental changes to the Earth’s surface are likely to have an impact on the atmospheric circulation system and hence the weather we experience.

 

Serious climate change is “unfolding before our eyes”, said Prof Rowan Sutton, director of climate research at the University of Reading. “No one should be in the slightest surprised that we see very serious heatwaves and associated impacts in many parts of the world.”  The wide geographical spread of the heatwave, right across four continents, points to global warming as the culprit, said Prof Peter Stott, a science fellow at the UK’s Met Office: “That pattern is something we wouldn’t see without climate change.”

 

The heatwave experienced across northern Europe and the US has saw wild fire in the Arctic Circle, Sweden suffered its strongest heatwave in almost 260 years and record temperatures with prolonged heat across the UK and the European continent. In the south, fierce blazes devastated parts of Greece, with scores of people killed.

 

But the extreme weather has struck across the globe.  Severe floods killed more than 200 people in Japan in early July, with the nation then hit by a heatwave described as a natural disaster that peaked at 41.1C and left 23,000 people in the hospital. In the US, extreme heat in the fed wildfires, while flooding is affected the east coast. Temperature records have been set in Taiwan, with a temperature of 40.3C in Tianxiang, and in Ouargla in Algeria’s Sahara desert, which reported a maximum temperature of 51.3C, the highest temperature ever reliably recorded in Africa.

 

Global Water Concerns

More than five billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 caused by a combination of climate change, increased demand and wasteful inefficiencies.  “The ecosystems on which life itself is based – our food security, energy sustainability, public health, jobs, cities – are all at risk because of how water is managed today,” according to the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.

 

Cities across the world are already suffering from water shortages. There has been a recent focus in Cape Town and water scarcity covers the drought belts encompassing Mexico and the southwestern corner of the USA, western South America, southern Europe, China, and Australia.  Rainfall is forecast to decline in these regions – which means there is less water to go around rising populations.

 

Water in the UK

After the heat of summer, the weather forecasts indicated that there would be a high likelihood of autumn with bright, dry conditions in many areas and the summer has been recorded as one of the hottest ever. The rising temperatures are having an effect on farmers and their livelihoods, and the falling levels of the UK’s reservoirs, lakes and rivers.  This year saw the driest June on record with the UK hit by scorching temperatures and almost no rainfall.

 

Much of England and Wales could face severe water shortages next year unless there is significant rainfall over the winter months, the Environment Agency warned. The recent wet weather has done little to replenish water levels in rivers and reservoirs already low after one of the driest periods on record.  Six water companies have already initiated drought management plans to ensure supplies to customers remain unaffected. Southern Water are even considering building a desalinisation plant to cope with demand.

 

The Environment Agency says the situation will not improve unless there is 120% of the average rainfall over the winter.  Many farmers are culling animals earlier than they would normally, following a bad grass growing season due to the harsh weather in March, which delayed the start of free grazing, followed by the heatwave. If farmers go into winter short of feed and relying on expensive feed, the dry weather has pushed up the cost of cattle feed in Ireland by 50%, it will push up prices and could result in a lower overall production of UK meat and milk.  The hot and dry spell  also played havoc with crops affecting yields of asparagus, cauliflower, and salad crops that may require increase imports from Europe.

 

What’s Next?

Climate change and increasing water scarcity is a reality right now, with most experts agreeing that we will have to make radical changes in our behaviour. We have to live with both and plan for them, acknowledging that water is not an unlimited resource that can be taken for granted and that we, like the frogs, will have to take evasive action before it’s too late.

Kelda Technology launches new marketing brochure featuring E3 Technology

We aim to revolutionise methods of delivering water for the good of our planet. Over a quarter of the world’s population is already facing water shortages and drought. Kelda is responding to urgent challenges by applying cutting edge science and engineering expertise to developing clean sustainable technologies.

Kelda uses British made innovation to disrupt stagnant thinking and change the global mindset to empower the next generation.

Our patented Triple-E shower Technology defies convention without compromising performance. Unlike any other model, Kelda halves water use and heating whilst creating a spray force 2.4 times the power of a traditional shower, for any given flow rate. We use intelligent technology to deliver the world’s most advanced shower system.

Costs are reduced, customers satisfied and your organisation is empowered to play a breakthrough role in safeguarding the planet’s future. Kelda’s innovative clean technology creates a cascade of benefits for your business and for the environment.

To learn more about the world’s most efficient shower download the new Kelda marketing brochure here.

 

 

 

 

Global entrepreneurs converge at Unreasonable Impact World Forum for ground-breaking approach to the world’s biggest issues

1st October 2018 – LONDON – The second-annual Unreasonable Impact World Forum launches in London this week, introducing some of the most influential companies solving some of the most pressing challenges of our time, all while creating the jobs of tomorrow.

The Unreasonable Impact World Forum is the culmination of a year of transformative support for some of the world’s most exciting ventures through Unreasonable Impact, the innovative multi-year partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group. To date, the 71 ventures have raised over $1.3bn in funding, generated over $1.1bn in revenue and support almost 20,000 jobs.

Now, to culminate the second year, the fast-paced, thought-provoking and inspiring Unreasonable Impact World Forum is set to bring together the entrepreneurs creating the companies that represent the future titans of industry across the four key themes of the futures of energy; food, water and agriculture; sustainable living; and supply chains.

Ventures benefitting from the programme include Plant Prefab, which has just completed a $6.7 million Series A funding round with backers including Obvious Ventures and the Amazon Alexa Fund; Lanza Tech, which recently partnered with Virgin Atlantic to use new sustainable aviation fuel in a transatlantic commercial flight for the first time this October; and BreezoMeter, which last month closed series B funding totalling $7.75 Million USD, led by Goldacre and Entrée Capital.

Daniel Epstein, founder and CEO of Unreasonable Group, explains, “Since launching Unreasonable Impact, we have supported some of the world’s most exciting and impactful ventures to grow faster and create nearly 7,000 new jobs. This year’s Unreasonable Impact World Forum marks another significant milestone in our progress, and offers a fantastic opportunity to fully experience the impact that these ventures have already delivered through implementing ground-breaking, rapidly scaling solutions to what the world thought was previously impossible.”

The week-long Unreasonable Impact World Forum reaches its peak on Thursday 4th October at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, where investors and corporate leaders from innovation, supply chain and sustainability and the 25+ entrepreneurs involved in the second year of Unreasonable Impact will gather to look at the successes and barriers within impact investing and scaling up impact-driven ventures. Each entrepreneur has only three minutes to pitch their business to an audience of over 400 strategic guests, explaining why they are the future of their sector to gain support and help their businesses grow.

Alisdair Gayne, Head of UK Investment Banking, Barclays, says, “Unreasonable Impact is an important strategic part of Barclays’ core business. We believe entrepreneurial solutions are best primed for scale when supported by a major corporation that can accelerate their growth. By supporting these entrepreneurs targeting the world’s greatest challenges with our resources and mentorship, we can help to facilitate job creation in sectors that will lead future global economies and will benefit society as a whole.”

For more information, visit http://www.unreasonableimpact.com.

 

 

 

 

Kelda Technology selected for Unreasonable Impact UK to tackle global problem of unemployment with its sustainable business model

 27 November 2017 – LONDON – After a rigorous selection process involving hundreds of world-class companies from across the UK, Kelda Technology has been chosen to join ten other growth-stage ventures in the 2017 Unreasonable Impact UK programme.

Unreasonable Impact is an innovative multi-year partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group to launch the world’s first international network of accelerators focused on scaling up entrepreneurial solutions that will help employ thousands worldwide while solving some of our most pressing societal challenges.

From November 26 through December 8, 2017, these entrepreneurs on a mission to generate thousands of future jobs in the emerging green economy will learn how to scale their companies at the second annual Unreasonable Impact UK program.

Kelda Technology has shown impressive growth since commercial launch in 2016 and already has installations with some of the largest gym and leisure chains in the UK, taking advantage of Kelda’s cutting edge shower system that reduces water usage by 50% without any loss in performance.

During the two-week intensive programme, Kelda Technology will receive mentorship and advice from business experts and serial entrepreneurs, such as Tom Chi, former head of experience at Google X; Kamran Elahian, venture capitalist and co-founder of two billion-dollar companies; Roz Savage, the first woman to row solo across three oceans; Jon Whitehouse, Managing Director, Group Head of Government Relations at Barclays; and Paul Lockstone, Managing Director, Corporate Communications at Barclays – among many others.

The program will take place at a private venue outside of London and include two exhibition events in the city, where Kelda Technology will showcase their innovation.

Daniel Epstein, founder and CEO of Unreasonable Group, explains, “By partnering with Barclays, we are working to scale up solutions that address significant societal and environmental issues. Unlike most accelerators, we align with entrepreneurs whose ventures have already proven effective in market. By supporting technologies that work, we can help these companies grow faster, in turn accelerating the creation of millions of new jobs around the world.”

After one full year of programmes in the US, UK and Asia Pacific, Unreasonable Impact’s collective 35 ventures operate in over 170 countries, reach over 150 million customers, and already support approximately 10,000 jobs. To date, the companies have also raised and generated nearly $1 billion USD.

The second year of the partnership commenced in October 2017 with 11 impressive companies in the US. Now, the movement continues in the UK with 11 more ventures. [Company] will join this notable global network in its shared effort to create thousands of jobs on the frontier of the green economy.

For more information, visit http://www.unreasonableimpact.com.

About Barclays

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 85,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

About Unreasonable Group

Unreasonable’s mission is to drive resources to and break down barriers for entrepreneurs solving key global challenges (i.e. ensuring renewable energy reaches the 1.3 billion people currently without electricity, reimagining the future of healthcare, or addressing the global unemployment crisis). Through running worldwide accelerator programmes, a globally oriented private equity fund, an extensive network of over 300 serial business leaders as mentors, and advanced storytelling and media activities, Unreasonable is designed to exclusively support entrepreneurs positioned to solve society’s toughest problems. For more information about Unreasonable, please visit http://www.unreasonablegroup.com.

About Unreasonable Impact, created with Barclays

Unreasonable Impact is an innovative new partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group. The global partnership helps scale high-growth ventures addressing key global challenges with the aim of creating the jobs of tomorrow. Over the course of three years, Unreasonable Impact will work with over 100 of the world’s leading entrepreneurs from the UK, US and Asia Pacific by supporting them with the resources, mentorship, and the global network needed to rapidly scale their companies and in turn create new employment opportunities across targeted geographies. Each accelerator programme is an intensive two-week gathering designed to support growth-stage ventures with bespoke advice and guidance from a global community of mentors and industry specialists

For more information, please contact Adrian Mosley at Kelda Technology

 

 

 

 

Kelda Technology, the British cleantech who have developed the world’s most efficient shower system today announced that it has closed a £1.5 million investment in partnership with 24Haymarket to enable the company to continue its rapid UK and international growth.

Kelda Technology has adapted cutting edge automotive and aerospace technology to produce a revolutionary “water-in-air” shower system that halves water use without any loss in performance.  Water is broken into droplets to form a comfortable spray which is accelerated using a globally patented jet-type nozzle. Not only does it halve water costs, but also halves associated heating costs.

The Kelda shower system holds appeal for a wide range of sectors, including gym and leisure, hotels and accommodation providers, healthcare and maritime – all industries where water efficiency is key. The product has completed in-market validation and commercial trials, is in manufacture and the company has already signed installation deals with some of the largest leisure operators in the UK and Latin America.

Kelda Technology was recently chosen as one of the top 30 cleantech companies in the world at the New Energy Start-Up awards 2016 and was this week shortlisted by the UK Business Angels Association for Best Investment in a Disruptive Tech Business.

24Haymarket is a leading private capital group comprised of experienced investors, entrepreneurs and operators focussed on investment opportunities of up to £5m in high-growth companies. Following the investment from 24Haymarket, Kelda Technology has announced that Charlie Green will join the board, representing 24Haymarket.

Commenting on the investment, Charlie Green at 24Haymarket said: “24Haymarket is delighted to be supporting Kelda with a £1.5m equity investment to help scale the business now that it has proven its technology. We believe that the compelling environmental and economic benefits of Kelda’s innovative, patented shower systems make this a global product wherever water and energy resources are valued. We are also delighted that we have already been able to leverage 24Haymarket’s network to provide sales leads, potential resources and learnings from other portfolio companies to assist the management team in executing and realising its business plan.

“Water scarcity is an issue facing every continent and nearly 3 billion people and we’re at the forefront of reducing water wastage through the application of innovative technology. Even in areas not directly suffering water crisis, a combination of rising water costs and an increasing acknowledgement by businesses of the need to protect natural resources has seen strong demand for our systems.” said Chris Jackson, Chief Executive of Kelda Technology.

Adrian Mosley, Commercial Director goes on to say, “The investment and just as importantly, the support of 24Haymarket and Charlie Green joining the board, will allow us to continue to build a scalable cleantech business in Southampton, with the ability to manufacture, sell and support globally.”

Further information

 

For media enquiries or any questions about the investment, please contact:

 

Paul Tselentis

24Haymarket

+44 (0)7760 810092

paul@24haymarket.com

 

Notes to Editors

About Kelda Technology

www.keldatechnology.com

Kelda Technology is the pioneer of water-in-air shower products that halve water usage and water heating costs through patented shower technology.  Our vision is to create shower products that make water usage better for everyone, everywhere – for businesses with high-volume water requirements, for consumers demanding an improved eco shower experience and for those around the world in water-scare and water-stressed regions where every drop counts.

About 24Haymarket

www.24haymarket.com

24Haymarket is a premium deal-by-deal investment platform focused on high-growth businesses, investing up to £5 million in any particular company. 24Haymarket’s Investor Network includes several highly-experienced private equity and venture capital investors, seasoned entrepreneurs and senior operators. We invest our own capital in direct alignment with entrepreneurs and typically seek board representation to actively support their growth agenda. Since inception in 2011, 24Haymarket has invested in more than 50 high-growth businesses.