About Us

The Sustainable Home Centre, by H2ecO

Sustainable Homes Centre H2ecO has developed from the well-established heatpump installer H2ecO Limited. Award winning installers based in Dorset, H2ecO have been service partners for and have developed a very close working relationship over several years with Daikin and Kensa.
  • H2ecO

    Experts in renewable energy

    H2ecO Installs Air and ground source heatpumps across Dorset and surrounding areas. Installations range from small domestic to grade 1* listed stately homes – each one treated with the same degree of care and attention. H2ecO also works across other renewable technologies including MVHR, Photovoltaics and battery storage so can advise on the best options to integrate these technologies together.

    Energy Efficiency Award

Meet the Team

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    Dan Brooker

    Head of Heatpump and MVHR installation and design
    MCS Training Design

    Dan is a time-served mechanical and electrical engineer with particular interest in Renewable heating systems. Dan heads up H2ecO’s Renewable heating operations ranging across support for MCS services Partners and the design, specification and installation of direct clients projects. If you have a Heatpump design done by H2ecO or have a Heatpump or MVHR system installed by H2ecO, Dan will have created the design and have overseen the installation.

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    Barry Porter

    Head of Logistics and scheduling
    MCS Equipment

    Barry comes from fast-moving retail and business to business sales support with extensive experience in Logistics and customer care. Barry heads up the logistics side of H2ecO’s operations spending an inordinate amount of time sourcing equipment and ensuring parts arrive where and when they need to. He also works with the installation and maintenance teams to support the scheduling of their work. Most customers will speak to Barry at some point through their journey with H2ecO.

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    Ash Michel

    Head of Photovoltaic design and installation

    Ash is the companies NICEIC technical supervisor and heads up Solar PV and associated Technologies Ash started out as a time-served roofing apprentice and moved into renewables after Joining H2ecO in 2012. With years of practical and technical experience, Ash is now one of the most qualified and experienced PV and linked technologies installers we know.

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    Julie Stephenson

    Finance Director

    With a background in Finance and having worked in the accounts department for the FCO at the British Embassy in Paris, Julie runs the H2ecO finances and administration operations along with her team. Spending time with her family and her 3 legged cat are her top priority and sailing and golf with anytime that is left.

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    Mike Stephenson

    Director and founder

    Mike has a background in marine biology and visitor attraction operation, design and development with 21 years experience working for the worlds second largest developer and operator of visitor attractions at senior management level. Worked across Europe including 8 years based outside the UK. Set up H2ecO in 2010 for the purpose of contributing to carbon emission reduction. Set up the Sustainable Homes Centre in 2022 in partnership with Daikin. When not working at H2ecO Mike has adapted his house to incorporate all of the technologies H2ecO works with and has close to zero annual bills. He is a keen sailor (when time permits).

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    Neil Stevens

    Head of quoting and system design

    Neil has a background in specification and support with a particular interest in the more technical aspects of business operations and products. He is also a board member of a local community support charity. H2ecO does not have a sales function for the installation side of its business so Neil is the first point of contact for most enquiries and progresses those enquiries with support from the rest of the team specialists to quote stage.

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    John George

    Lead service engineer

    After a start in the RAF, John spent many years as a senior paramedic before moving into electrical works. After joining H2ecO, John has developed as an experienced Renewable heating and renewable generation/storage engineer. John heads up H2ecO’s servicing and maintenance team where he looks after H2ecO’s direct installed customers and also faces an endless series of challenges sorting out installations for customers who have systems installed by others that have issues.

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    Matt Southam

    Lead service engineer

    After leaving collage in Southampton, Matt headed to London to work for a world-leading company in pre-press, giving technical support for IT, high-definition film plotters and inkjet proofing. After leaving the big smoke, Matt headed to the Dorset countryside and set up his own company, which he ran for 22 years as an electrician, diversifying into renewables and picking up experience in domestic heating systems, including gas and solar thermal. Matt now works alongside John in the service and maintenance team for H2-Eco, growing his knowledge in refrigeration and fault-finding long-term issues with existing systems. In Matt’s spare time, if he is not out walking with his dog, Lucy, in the Purbecks, he races classic sailing dinghies around Poole Harbour and the Solent.

  • V-Mech has been purchasing Daikin Heat pump equipment from the H2ecO Sustainable Homes Centre for over a year and we are very happy with the service they offer. They don’t just sell boxes, they assist with heat loss calculations and technical equipment design and commissioning issues to ensure my customers get the best experience from their new renewable heating system. When we need it, they also offer the ability for our customers to claim the Boiler upgrade scheme through their MCS umbrella option.
    Adam Collins, Project Director V-Mech
  • I have worked with the H2ecO and used their design and specification services for several years. Their knowledge and commitment to making the entire process as simple as possible is really helpful in keeping my customers happy and in my installing systems that have minimal callbacks.  
    Ben Labouchardiere, Opus Plumbing Ltd