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Summary: Bristol’s commitment to achieving its carbon neutral pledge by 2030 is being realised with the aid of a sustainable housing development, featuring innovative low-carbon heating from Kensa.



  • The development is the first of its kind for Bristol City Council leading the transition away from gas for new build developments.
  • 133 new build homes fitted with individual Kensa ground source heat pumps connected to a shared ground loop array of boreholes.
  • Site developers Willmott Dixon, with the aid of UK ground source heat pump specialists, Kensa Contracting will be undertaking the heat pump system installation.
  • The installation is the lowest cost solution for the end user.
  • Each new home set to achieve lifetime carbon savings of 30 tonnes compared to individual gas boilers.


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