28 March 2019
Feltre (Belluno)

The HND Interior Design students of the Fife College of Edinburg Susan Crombie and Mercedes DeQuer,  who won the competition to design the interior of a Fife College ecohouse, on March 28th have visited Clivet factory to learn more about the heat pump systems.


The competition, to design the interior of a Fife College ecohouse, challenged the students to take the blank canvas of a basic house and design an interior that makes it into a home.The College has been working in conjunction with Clivet, an Italian Heat Pump company, on a unique ecohouse project that will use ELFOPack, Clivet innovative heat pump systems, to demonstrate and teach the theory and practice to students. The ecohouse, based at the College’s Stenton Campus, will also be used to demonstrate the system to possible users, builders, and local councils, so that they have a chance to see it in operation in a ‘real’ house.


Graham Evans, Clivet Residential Heat Pump & Light Commercial Business Development Manager, said:

“Clivet Group UK are pleased to offer the students and staff the opportunity to understand the importance of renewable energy and in particular heating, cooling and air quality. It is our intention and responsibility to introduce these products to the next generation of installers and designers and what better place to start than Fife  College, where the enthusiasm to learn and embrace the technology is clear and very welcome.”

John Wincott, Environmental Services Coordinator, said:

“Fife College is delighted to be working with Clivet and using our ecohouse project to demonstrate this innovative use of heat pump technology. One of the biggest challenges facing the domestic heating marketing going forwards is our reliance on gas central heating. The Clivet system provides heating, cooling and hot water in one integrated unit, as well as filtering the air in the house to ensure that the home environment is as comfortable as possible. The system is ideally suited to new build properties where energy efficiency is part of the design. For our Interior design students to be involved in this project illustrates how wide-ranging the skills requirements are in modern building projects.”