Q&A – Viessmann

Darren McMahon q&a

Darren McMahon, Viessmann

Q: What have you got planned for the rest of 2014?
2014 is an important year for Viessmann as we celebrate 25 years in the UK. We have a number of events planned later in the year to mark this, including a visit to the UK from Viessmann president, Professor Dr Martin Viessmann. As a company we are consistently looking to broaden our communication channels with installers and offer them great support with how to use our products.

Q: What do you see as the growth area for renewables?
The biggest growth area for renewables is undoubtedly in biomass and heat pumps. Incentives like domestic RHI are a great way to get people to explore alternative heating options, which may previously have been seen as too expensive or disruptive to install. When payback times cross the magic ‘under 10 years’ barrier, the products start to be viewed as a serious, cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to the regular condensing boiler.

Q: How is your company cutting its carbon footprint?
Sustainability is at the heart of all Viessmann’s activity. Effizienz Plus is an initiative we devised to prove, using our own headquarters in Allendorf, Germany, that tomorrow’s targets in respect of global warming can be achieved today with technology that is already on the market.