Working towards a greener future

Working towards a greener future

Published: 13-07-2021

Last year, the UK committed to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. A target that would need new technology and industry changes across a number of sectors, including heating and hot water.

In our whitepaper 'Fuelling the Future, we took an in-depth look at how the UK can successfully decarbonise heat and hot water generation without radically changing the way 85% of households heat their homes.

In line with our analysis in The Future of Fuel, we were proud to reveal the nation’s first fully functional boiler system that runs on 100% pure hydrogen gas.

The only by-product of burning hydrogen gas is water, which is why this boiler system has the potential to be one of the main solutions that could help decarbonise heating and hot water in UK homes.

The prototype has been designed to also run effectively on natural gas. This means that in the future if hydrogen gas becomes a reality, those who have a ‘hydrogen-ready’ boiler can simply convert to hydrogen without the need for an entirely new heating system.

The development of hydrogen-fired boilers will mean that the millions of heating systems that will already be installed can be utilised rather than replaced, and Worcester Bosch is proud to be at the forefront of this exciting new technology. 

While we are striving to do our bit to decarbonise heating and hot water, we also ensure that as a company we are run with sustainability in mind.

We are an environmentally responsible, ISO 50001 certified manufacturer that continually strives to reduce consumption of resources and production of waste and emissions. Since 2010, as the leading UK heating and hot water manufacturer, we have ensured 100% recyclability of all products, zero waste to landfill and minimising our carbon footprint without offsetting.

With the launch of our Greenstar 4000 boiler range, so did a new type of packaging. We made a concerted effort to make its packaging as planet-friendly as possible, while ensuring product protection during delivery.

We removed all polystyrene packaging and replaced it with a household recyclable honeycomb cardboard. All plastic bags have been removed and replaced with compostable bags which can be placed in garden waste for composting, used as a food waste bin bag or disposed of in normal household waste.

To ensure that the packaging is still protective we also underwent intense transport tests to ensure it is equally as robust and secure as previous packaging.

Our connection with the wider Bosch Group also sees a number of its initiatives filter down to us. For example, the successfully reached target of being carbon neural by 2020. More on the wider groups’ sustainability efforts, can be found here on our CSR hub.

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