Unique renewable energy company chooses Nottingham as its European HQ

A company specialising in unique waste water heat recovery systems that deliver a sustainable energy source to commercial and multi occupancy residential buildings, has selected Nottingham as the location for its new UK and European operations.

SHARC Energy Systems is pioneering the introduction of environmentally-friendly solutions for heating, cooling and hot water by bringing to the UK the market-leading technology developed by one of Canada’s foremost providers of sustainable alternative energy source systems, International Wastewater Heat Exchange Systems Inc. (IWHES), based in Vancouver.

SHARC Energy Systems is the trading name of IWWS (UK) Limited and the company has its official UK launch on the 3rd June 2014 at Nottingham Trent University’s Old Chemistry Theatre.

The IWHES system is unique and the first Sewage Heat recovery system to market in Canada, where the company is voted as one of the top 10 companies to watch in 2014.

The SHARC system is ideal for commercial and multi occupancy residential properties and buildings, such as hospitals, schools, student accommodation, leisure centres, retail developments, shopping centres and multi-site and occupancy residential developments, whether as a new build or retrofit installation.

The company’s CEO Russ Burton explains: “The SHARC Energy waste water technology utilises a unique clog-proof raw sewage filtration system and Heat Exchange technology that conducts the heat from untreated wastewater.

“Nottingham is identified as the ideal central location for the UK and European operations for the company. We have plans to create a dedicated manufacturing plant here, creating skilled jobs in the region too. The company will be a flagship alternative energy organisation for the region and the UK, which can only be good news for Nottingham and the East Midlands as a whole.

“We would encourage all those interested in exploring a cost-effective renewable energy source that is in-line with the UK’s ‘green agenda’ to make the launch. We are convinced the system will be of interest to property owners and their CSR teams and Facilities Managers, as well as developers, construction companies, national house builders, and representatives of environmental and renewable energy companies and organisations, as it will give them a timely, focussed introduction to the proven, yet pioneering technology and system.

“Natural resources are steadily depleting with more than sixty percent of the world in fuel poverty,” adds Russ. “It is imperative an alternative to the traditional fuels is embraced as we face ‘Carbon Crunch’ which is set to be one of the biggest challenges of our generation. The SHARC Energy system is a highly realistic alternative energy source that is ideal for both new build projects and retrofits and uses this almost endless source of alternative, renewable energy for a buildings’ heating and hot water needs.”

The SHARC Energy System uses what is usually a building’s waste by taking the raw sewage, treating and cleaning it, then using it to create a highly cost-effective alternative heat source. It incorporates the very latest in smart technology and heat recovery engineering to provide a system that is reliable, affordable and almost maintenance-free. Its operational performance is proven across Canada and the USA where it is installed in numerous buildings including the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and The Gateway Theatre in Richmond.

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