Our long-lasting ground source heat pumps give businesses the benefit of reduced overheads, significantly lower carbon emissions and long-term running cost savings. All by using free heat from the ground.
What are the benefits of commercial ground source heat pumps?
Improved energy performance & eco-friendly credentials
Improve your property’s energy performance and BREEAM scores, and demonstrate your sustainability to stakeholders with a low-carbon heating system.
Save up to 50% on your energy bills with a ground source heat pump vs. a fossil-fuelled system. As well as cutting repair and maintenance costs, Kensa’s heat pumps do not require annual servicing over their 20-year lifetime.
Reliable heating & hot water
Modular and flexible heat pump configurations ensure efficient heating at all times, no matter how big the heat demand – minimising system failures and business impact.
Cooling without the carbon
Kensa’s ground source heat pumps can provide passive cooling or active cooling to businesses, providing affordable and low-carbon cooling that is kinder to the environment and purse.
By utilising Kensa’s modular commercial heat pumps, heating and cooling can be provided simultaneously to different parts of a building via a Building Management System (BMS).
Installation won’t disrupt your workflow
With the majority of the work completed outside, installing a ground source heat pump won’t disrupt your business commitments.
For businesses looking to diversify, ground source heat pumps offer endless possibilities – from transforming former farm buildings into eco-friendly holiday lodges to utilising excess on-site electrical generation and delivering heat for new offshoot business ventures, such as drying or hydroponics.
Depending on your exact project type, there is a range of heat pump funding options that we can advise you on. Visit this page to explore current streams.Get a heat pump quote
What types of commercial heat pumps suit businesses?
Kensa’s range of commercial heat pumps
Cascaded systems for high demands
A cascaded heat pump system is an affordable and reliable way to balance heating needs over the season, making it ideal for commercial buildings with fluctuating high heat demands.
Through multiple heat pumps, the system flexes between periods of minimum and maximum heat demand. For example, during the spring and summer when the need for heat is lower, only one heat pump is in operation – with subsequent heat pumps turning on in the colder months.See our guide to cascaded systems
Heat pumps for offices
Ground source heat pumps attract and retain visitors, staff and tenants by creating comfortable and sustainable places to work. They deliver cooling to data rooms. They can even use waste heat from data centres to provide free heat, further enhancing the heat pump system’s efficiency and reducing your costs.
Commercial ground source heat pumps are more than capable of meeting the heat and hot water demands of offices. To aid energy efficiency and balance high heat demands, multiple heat pumps can be connected through a cascaded system.See an office case study
Heat pumps for public sector buildings
As well as reducing the carbon footprint for future generations, using renewable energy sets a positive example in education.
Meanwhile, ground source heat pumps in public buildings help to achieve carbon reduction commitments and deliver heating and hot water without the risks of flammable gases or fuels.See a council case study
Heat pumps for holiday accommodation
Ideal for new or existing holiday lodges, Kensa’s ground source heat pumps provide each property with a complete renewable heating and hot water system. They deliver 100% of the property’s needs all year round at a fraction of the cost of electric or LPG heating; common heating alternatives for such applications.
A heat pump provides the best heating for holiday homes because:
- The ground source heat pump gives your holiday home an eco-friendly and sustainable selling point.
- There’s no audible or visual pollution to spoil the scenery for guests.
- There’s no need for fuel deliveries.
- Minimal maintenance is required.
Heat pumps for farms
There are many factors that have cemented the role of renewable ground source heating systems in future-proofing agricultural businesses. These include political and environmental pressures, the supply, cost, and phase-out of fossil fuels, and complex biomass compliance requirements.
For many farming businesses, installing ground source heat pumps brings a wealth of diversification opportunities. Ground source is particularly suited to agricultural businesses with readily available land or water sources for ground arrays, whilst the land can still be used for crops or grazing.
Ground source heat pump systems can also be easily integrated with existing renewable technologies such as hydro, Solar PV and wind turbines, allowing business owners to direct any surplus heat into new business opportunities.See a farm case study
Why should businesses use commercial heat pumps?
Besides the cost-saving benefits, ground source heat pumps help businesses meet environmental obligations.
Kensa’s renewable heating systems comply with the government’s net-zero target. This is an aim for industry and individuals to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050. Accounting for 18% of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions, businesses have a significant part to play in achieving this target.¹ To put the carbon savings into perspective, ground source heating can in fact reduce emissions by as much as 77% versus a gas boiler.
Case studies for heat pumps in commercial buildings
Secret Yurts campsite in Wales
Terry and Tracey’s luxury yurts boasted underfloor heating, bathrooms, showers and hot tubs. The problem was, their oil-fired boiler was pricey and their remote location made fetching supplies a struggle.
By installing Kensa heat pumps into their farmhouse, holiday cottage and facilities block, Terry and Tracey reaped the advantages of cheaper bills and a nature-friendly selling point to attract even more visitors.See the Secret Yurts case study
Hornsea Garden Centre in Hull
Already at one with nature, Hornsea Garden Centre was the perfect match for commercial heat pumps. As part of their renovation project, owners Charles and Robert Stubbs incorporated two commercial heat pumps to feed the centre’s high heat demands. Their business continues to feel the benefits of quick, efficient and affordable warmth.See Hornsea’s case study
I found that Kensa's expertise, knowledge and customer support simply couldn’t be matched by other companies.”
Elaine Robinson, Business Owner
- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, 2019 UK greenhouse gas emissions
Ground Source Review: Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre. Haven Banks is a purpose-built outdoor activity centre based on Exeter’s historic canal and quayside, uniquely heated by ground source heat pumps extracting heat energy from the river Exe.
Ground Source Review: RNLI Porthdinllaen. In 2014, Eco Friendly Installations installed a 6kW ground source heat pump at the newly built RNLI lifeboat station at Porthdinllaen. Three vertical boreholes were drilled to overcome the challenge of being on the shoreline and the system is successfully providing space heating to new crew facilities through an efficient…
Ground Source Review: Lee Valley White Water Centre. Lee Valley White Water Centre attracts avid water sport enthusiasts as well as a large body of free renewable energy, which is now the heat source for the centre’s buildings courtesy of a Kensa ground source heat pump!
Ground Source Review: Barton Grange Garden Centre & Marina. This sprawling complex featuring a Garden Centre, 80-berth marina, chandlery, restaurant, garden park, crazy golf course and hotel, required a heating solution that could deliver a number of objectives; the solution was found in two Kensa ground source heat pumps.