The UK’s Together Housing has selected Kensa Heat Pumps as the preferred ground source heat pump for an innovative scheme in West Yorkshire. The investment of $11.1 million (£8.5 million) in the project follows a successful pilot scheme with Kensa in Halifax, featuring the upgrade of two blocks of 60 flats.
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The solar panel with battery storage system is expected to cut residents’ electricity bills, alongside the ground source heat pumps which are expected to save residents on their heating and water bills. The investment is expected to save residents an average £195 ($254) per year on heat and hot water.
The huge investment in renewable heating technology was announced during the first ever Green GB Week – an annual week highlighting UK clean growth and means to tackle climate change.
Claire Perry, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, said, “The UK has led the world in cutting emissions whilst growing our economy - with clean growth driving incredible innovation and creating hundreds of thousands of high quality jobs.
“Ten years on from the Climate Change Act, the first ever Green GB Week is a time to build on our successes and explain the huge opportunities for business and young people of a cleaner economy.
“I’m delighted to see how many more businesses and organizations, such as Kensa and Together, are seizing this multi-billion pound opportunity to energize their communities to tackle the very serious threat of climate change.”
As part of Together Housing Group, Together Energy is dedicated to improving the lives of residents through investment into low carbon energy efficiency programs.
As one of the largest landlords in the North of England, Together’s property portfolio has a variety of heating options, which includes night storage heaters.
Together Energy has decided to remove the systems in 709 of its properties. This is expected to benefit these customers through the supply of green energy via shared loop Kensa ground source heat pumps.
Together Energy Managing Director, Patrick Berry, said, “The GSHP investment forms part of a strategic energy plan that seeks to improve affordability of stock for tenants, reduce carbon and take advantage of existing incentives and emerging energy markets.”