Sustainably stylish: E.ON launches innovative artwork designed to help keep energy use in check this winter
Our partnership with Melanie presents a unique way of helping people to become more aware of energy waste and the impacts we can all individually have on the environment – especially as over half (57%) of those questioned don’t realise the optimum home temperature is 18-21oC and nearly half (42%) have never considered that overheating homes has a negative impact on the environment.
- E.ON works with environmental illustrator Melanie Johnsson to create heat-sensitive prints that transform when it could be time to turn the heating down
- The launch comes as new research1 reveals over half (57%) of Brits are unaware of the ideal temperature to heat their homes, despite two-thirds (67%) saying they’ve been inspired to be more sustainable this year
- The limited-edition artwork is designed using heat-sensitive ink, which changes when temperature in the home exceeds the recommended 21oC
- The findings are revealed by E.ON, providers of 100% renewables-backed electricity2 to customers’ homes
With many of us spending more time at home than ever before, the clocks turned back and winter on the horizon, new research1 from E.ON has revealed that nearly a third (31%) of those questioned are heating their home above the recommended temperature range of 18-21OC3.
To help people be more energy efficient this winter, E.ON has teamed up with illustrator Melanie Johnsson to create heat-sensitive artwork. The unique and innovative artwork is designed to transform when the temperature in the home gets higher than recommended, indicating it could be time to turn the heating down and save on energy and heating bills.
The research also revealed that two-thirds (67%) of Brits will try to be more energy efficient this winter – with over half (61%) citing spending more time at home as the main reason for this.
Created using thermochromic black ink which fades when the temperature exceeds 21OC, the limited-edition illustration sees its characters lose key elements, such as their black stripes and spots, when the room exceeds this temperature, letting people know it may be time to ‘Make A Difference’ for the environment, and their energy bills.
Scott Somerville, Head of Brand & Marketing at E.ON UK, said: “At E.ON we’re committed to helping everyone move towards a smart, personalised and sustainable future and that includes providing our customers’ homes with 100% renewables-backed electricity2.
“Ensuring we all stay warm and well at home during the colder months is crucial. And with energy use being higher at this time of year, it’s also really important we all consider the changes we can make to help ensure we’re not wasting energy, while ensuring we remain comfortable too.
“Our partnership with Melanie presents a unique way of helping people to become more aware of energy waste and the impacts we can all individually have on the environment – especially as over half (57%) of those questioned don’t realise the optimum home temperature is 18-21oC and nearly half (42%) have never considered that overheating homes has a negative impact on the environment.
“E.ON offers a range of smart solutions which can help customers make their homes more sustainable, such as energy efficient boilers which ensure the home is effectively heated and the Tadoo smart thermostat which helps users stay in control of their home energy use and manage the temperature from their smartphones.”
Illustrator and Designer Melanie Johnsson said: “It’s been really exciting to work on such a unique and impactful project with a sustainability-focused company like E.ON, which is dedicated to offering sustainable solutions.
“Sustainability is really important to me, so the opportunity to create a piece of art that can help raise awareness about energy usage for customers has been a very rewarding experience, and I can’t wait for the artwork to be enjoyed by households across the UK.“
Head to @eonenergyuk on Instagram from 28th October 2020 to enter the competition for a chance to win a limited-edition print by Melanie Johnsson and E.ON for yourself and a friend.
Notes to editors
- The research was conducted on behalf of E.ON by 3Gem between 02.10.20 – 06.10.20 with 2,000 UK respondents.
- Electricity sourced from E.ON’s renewable generation assets, supply agreements with independent UK wind generators and the purchase of renewable electricity certificates. The electricity supplied to your homes comes from the National Grid. Find out more at eonenergy.com/renewable
- Source: https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency/thermostats-and-controls
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