2013 Ashden Awards Podcast #1: UK cleantech pioneers

By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager

For the first in a series of podcasts about the 2013 Ashden Awards, we shine a spotlight on some of the cleantech businesses that have been selected as finalists in the UK Awards category.

Linked by a passion for smart energy, these innovative British companies are pioneering new ways for businesses and public sector organisations to run their buildings and operations more efficiently.

CEO of Breathing Buildings Dr Shaun Fitzgerald describes how his company has cracked the problem of cold draughts with a method that uses half the energy of existing solutions.

Yoav Zingher explains how his company KiWi Power is making it pay for businesses to turn down their power during spikes in energy demand.

Nick Hopper, Technical Director of Monodraught, introduces the innovative low-energy natural cooling and ventilation system COOLPHASE®, which helps reduce the running costs of commercial buildings.


Come to the Ashden Conference on 19 June and be inspired by Ashden finalists talking about how they're taking sustainable energy into the mainstream.

Watch the Ashden Awards Ceremony  on green.tv from 7pm BST on Thursday 20 June.

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