Sign In

Search Press
Looking for press releases of a particular company? Enter company name (or keyword) here.


Setting the standard for a new way of living

CES, Las Vegas, January 2010: A brand new British company that aims to dramatically improve home energy efficiency is launching at CES Unveiled. Newbury-based
PassivSystems will showcase its pioneering PassivEnergy home energy management system.

Set to be available from March 2010, PassivEnergy connects via sensors to your heating, hot water and electrical appliances, and monitors activity via an individual online account. By learning about your regular movements, the intelligent control system will then ensure that you make the most efficient use of energy possible, only using services such as hot water
when you need them. PassivEnergy automatically makes the most efficient use of energy throughout the home and doesn’t make extra work for the user.

PassivSystems’ world-class solution to the global problem of home energy use won it a place at CES Unveiled, the pre-event media showcase at the world’s largest technology event. It was chosen by UK Trade & Investment, the government body promoting British business in international markets. As one of ten winners of a UKTI competition, it will exhibit in Las
Vegas on 5 January.

‘Everyone wants lower energy costs but few people have enough time in the day to become their home’s ‘energy manager’. Simply giving people more information about energy consumption is not a solution,’ explains Colin Calder, CEO, PassivSystems.

'PassivEnergy sets a standard for a new way of living. By incorporating our technology into their existing
home setup, consumers can dramatically reduce energy waste and cut their household bills at the same time, all with minimal effort on their part. In future, legislation will require consumers’ homes to be more energy efficient – PassivEnergy is an easy, inexpensive way for people to cut energy wastage and energy bills without huge changes to the way they live.’

PassivSystems is a winner of the CES 2010 competition coordinated by UK Trade & Investment, the government body supporting UK businesses in international markets. The competition awarded ten British technology companies an exhibitor’s place at the high profile media showcase CES Unveiled, giving each one the chance to present their product or service to an audience of key international press. The winners, including PassivSystems, will be exhibiting in the ballroom at The Venetian, between 4-7pm on 5 January 2010.

- ends -

Editor’s notes:

1. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the government organisation that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. For more information please visit or telephone +44 (0) 20 7215 8000. For latest press releases, visit the
online newsroom at

More information on UKTI can be found at;;; and

2. UKTI identified the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector as one of five priorities for action in UKTI’s strategy “Prosperity in a changing World” launched in July 2006. As part of UKTI’s strategy to promote the UK ICT sector as the forefront of the global industry, a marketing toolkit is available for the industry’s use. The toolkit can be viewed at

Publisher Contact Information:

+44 (0) 1635 525 050

Company profile of PassivSystems
Past press releases of PassivSystems.


Tech investments
From our Online Data Service
VC-backed companies
From our Radar

Recent Deals

Nov 25€24.0MInternet commerce
Nov 8N/AOther Computers & Electronics
Nov 5€2.1MAudio/Video
Nov 5€5.2MOther Computers & Electronics
Nov 5€0.4MInternet services
Nov 5€1.3MSecurity
Nov 5€1.5MAudio/Video

For information on Europe's most extensive database on technology funding click here!


Press Releases

Sep 30
tetavi raises $6 million to help more companies bring 3d holograms ...

May 28
identiq raises $5m seed, launches privacy-first identity validation...

Apr 29
nethone raised over $1 million from innovation nest

Mar 31
the fit allocates chf 100'000 to comppair technologies

Jan 29
yumpingo raises $10m to transform guest experiences in restaurants

About usContact usLegal Information
Copyright © 1999-2019
Emerging Technology Research Europe Inc. All rights reserved.