District heating systems

Kensa’s district heating systems featuring shared ground loops qualify as a heat network and is eligible for the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Kensa ground source heat pumps district heating Shoebox heat pump diagram

Non Domestic RHI & district heating systems

Through the use of shared ground arrays, Kensa’s micro district ground source heat network design has enabled thousands of social housing and private developments to enjoy the benefits of ground source heat pumps and the non domestic RHI.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Ofgem have confirmed that a system architecture featuring individual ground source heat pumps at as few as two or more dwellings linked to a communal ground array qualifies as a heat network (or district heating) scheme.

Read more

Kensa’s unique district heating systems proposition for ground source heat pumps community heating is particularly appealing.

Featuring a Kensa heat pump inside each property, connected to communal district heating systems, the apportioning of bills and need for a plantroom and avoided. Further, loss of efficiency through the distribution pipework is reduced and build costs are lowered, all whilst receiving a generous income for 20 years through the Non Domestic RHI.

And in retrofit cases, district heating systems also attracts an upfront subsidy through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

Related Content

Heat Networks

Kensa’s innovative approach to communal heating allows social landlords and developers to realise the full potential of ground source heat pumps and receive Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments in both new builds and existing housing stock, without the drawbacks of traditional district heating systems.

Brochures: Social housing: brochure v3.4

Download Kensa’s guide to ground source solutions for social housing providers with new build and retrofit projects. (Version 3.4)

Case Studies: Trent & Dove, Phase One

Ground Source Review: Trent & Dove Housing. Trent & Dove Housing helped 133 tenants out of fuel poverty by replacing their night storage heating with ground source heating, all within just 3 months! Discover how Trent & Dove Housing’s pioneering project reduces tenant fuel bills & generates a long term income to cover its costs. Winner: District Heating…

Case Studies: Westward Housing, Croft House

Ground Source Review: Croft House. This landmark programme of retrofit works co-ordinated by Kensa and Tarka Housing (Westward Housing) delivered the first social housing project to feature a micro district scheme and Kensa’s unique Shoebox heat pump in retrofit flats, harnessing ECO funding, and supported by the ‘Ready for Retrofit’ (RfR) programme. Winner: Sustainable Project…

Case Studies: A tenant’s tale: Westward Housing

Ground Source Review: Westward Housing, A Tenant’s Tale. Mr Smith benefited from a new ground source heat pump system to replace his night storage heating during a programme of works funded by the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme for social landlords, which involved four social housing providers installing collectively over 125 ground source heat pumps with…