The HERU We Need: Innovative Hybrid Boiler Turns Waste into Heat

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The Home Energy Recovery Unit (HERU) is a hybrid boiler marketed as a world-first solution, which could become a must-have for family homes. 

HERU is a domestic-scale product that enables us to turn the waste products we bring into our homes, including paper, card, packaging, plastic, garden waste and leftover food, into energy to heat our homes. In fact, anything from coffee cups to nappies (but not metals or glass as they require higher temperatures to break down) can be used to generate energy. 

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.