Prize for smart heating system

A smart heating controller that enables households to better regulate energy demand has won the £50,000 Dynamic Demand Challenge run by Nesta.

Hestia, a product designed by the Demand Shaper team from Exergy Devices, edged ahead of four other finalists to claim the prize at a ceremony at the Science Museum.
Hestia could reduce energy consumption by 25% thanks to subtle alterations in domestic heating schedules which match the homeowner’s needs with the supplier’s capacityce.