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Ground source review: Airey Close, Flagship

This Kensa Contracting managed ground source heat pump project is saving the residents of a cul-de-sac in Suffolk up to £500 a year on their heating bills, helping to keep them out of fuel poverty.


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Ground source review: Airey Close, Flagship

The Flagship Group and Kensa Contracting successfully replaced inefficient night storage heaters in twelve homes with Kensa Shoebox ground source heat pumps. As well as lowering energy bills, the system is providing a better quality heating system and enhancing living conditions for residents, reducing damp and improving air quality.

The scheme qualifies for the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI: this scheme has now closed – please visit this page to explore other funding), generating a guaranteed income for 20 years on the renewable heat produced, which allows Flagship to roll out the much-improved heating system into more homes in the future.

Charlie Conley, Head of Asset Management at Flagship said:

We are committed to continually improve our renewable energy sources to help tackle fuel poverty. After the successes of our pilot ground source heat pump scheme in Fressingfield, Suffolk, we identified this as a suitable site for our second project of this kind.

This system will create a number of benefits for Flagship and our customers as it will replace the current electric economy 7 storage heaters, which are ineffective and expensive to run.”


Key Facts

  • Kensa Contracting managed scheme
  • 12 x retrofit properties
  • Replacing inefficient night storage heaters
  • Individual Kensa Shoebox heat pumps in each property
  • 12 x boreholes 200m deep
  • Shared ground loop array system
  • Project eligible for the Non Domestic RHI (this scheme has now closed)

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