Cornish Heating Innovation Shortlisted for Three National Awards
Cornish renewables manufacturer, Kensa Heat Pumps, are delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted into three categories in the national H&V News Awards 2017 for its innovative ground source heating solution for social housing.
Hosted by rugby legend Austin Healey in 2016, the prestigious H&V News Awards are an annual celebration of excellence, forward thinking and the highest achievements across the building services industry.
Kensa Heat Pumps’ retrofit work with Trent & Dove Housing, Hanover Housing Association, and Bromford Housing Association has successfully saved tenants typically 50% in heating costs making a substantial impact on fuel poverty and carbon reduction targets.
The Kensa projects shortlisted in the H&V News Awards 2017 are:
District Heating Project of the Year (with Trent & Dove Housing)
Retrofit Project of the Year (with Hanover Housing Association)
Renewable Project of the Year – Residential (with Bromford Housing Association)
The projects involved the replacement of night storage heaters with a Kensa Shoebox ground source heat pump fitted inside bungalows, houses and flats, with each of the heat pumps connected to ‘micro’ communal ground arrays, where two or more properties share a borehole.
The micro-district method removes the issues surrounding communal plantrooms and shared bills, and also creates access to upfront Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding via Kensa’s partnership with EDF Energy. This in addition to the Government’s Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which combined with ECO allows the housing providers to fully recover their installation costs and create a regular income stream for 20 years to potentially fund other property improvement measures.
Simon Lomax, Managing Director at Kenbsa Heat Pumps comments:
“I am delighted that Kensa has been short-listed for three awards; it is a fitting tribute to our clients who have recognised our micro-district approach can deliver ground source heat pumps into the social housing sector at a very affordable cost so tenants can benefit from the lowest cost and lowest carbon heat.”
This follows on from a number of recent award wins for Kensa’s ground source heat pump projects in social housing, notably in the South West region Best Renewable Energy Scheme at the Regen SW Green Energy Awards 2016 for Kensa’s work with Coastline Housing.
Winners of the H&V News Awards will be announced on the 20th April 2017.