Virtual Site Tour: Energy Superhub Oxford’s Heating Trial

Take a site tour in Blackbird Leys

Join Dr Matthew Trewhella, Managing Director of Kensa Contracting, as he takes you on a site tour of Energy Superhub Oxford‘s heating trial.

In collaboration with Stonewater Housing, 60 homes are being retrofitted with Shoebox ground source heat pumps and smart controls. The trial will reduce heating bills, combat carbon emissions and optimise heating schedules for residents – shifting the heat pump’s time of electricity consumption to when the electricity grid is at its lowest in cost and carbon.

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Matthew introduces the borehole drilling process and an insightful step-by-step guide to the ingenuity of heat pumps and smart controls. He’s joined by Oxford City Councillor, Tom Hayes, who addresses the city’s response to its Climate Emergency declaration in 2019 – and how it’s paving the way for net-zero 2050 with the large-scale decarbonisation of heat, power and transport. We hear feedback from resident, Paul, who has already had his heat pump installed.

The video also features insight from Stonewater Housing’s Sustainability Project Manager, Adam Masters, who highlights the association’s aims to contribute to the net-zero carbon target, and the importance of decarbonising their existing homes.

Discover Energy Superhub Oxford

The heating phase plays a part in Energy Superhub Oxford’s overall goal to reduce Oxford’s carbon emissions by 10,000 tonnes each year. This will be achieved with three main elements: electric vehicle charging, battery energy storage and ground source heating.

Want to learn more about Energy Superhub Oxford? See Kensa Contracting’s case study. 

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