Hub Controls’ energy-saving thermostat cuts bills by 30%

Hub Controls’ energy-saving thermostat cuts bills by 30%

By Maurice Garvey  

TALLAGHT business Hub Controls has been recognised at a major global cleantech awards event – held in London between October 30 and 31.

The company, based in IT Tallaght’s Synergy Centre, was also one of 15 finalists shortlisted for the ISAX Smart Ageing Innovation Awards which took place last week in Dublin.

Hub Controller

Tech entrepreneur Ollie Hynes set up Hub Controls in 2015, to develop a smart thermostat that people can use remotely from their mobile phone, laptop or tablet.

HUB Controls launched the Hub Controller in November 2016, and every aspect of the device is developed in Ireland, including design, engineering and manufacturing.

The self-charging thermostat is compatible with any heating system, and has cut an average of 30 per cent off customers’ utility bills.

The seventh Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) awards were held in London during the KPMG-hosted Cleantech Venture Day.

Cambridge Cleantech and the Nordic Innovation Accelerator were joint hosts of the ceremony.

Hub Controls was awarded a silver medal by GCCA, one of just three awards handed out at the event celebrating outstanding achievement in the cleantech sector.

Mr Hynes lauded support provided by the 2°Catalyst programme and Enterprise Ireland as “invaluable.”

“This validates our belief that energy insights provided directly to the householder will speed up energy-efficiency adoption rates in the private and public residential sector,” said the HUB Controls CEO.