Housing 21

Ground source review: Housing 21

Kensa’s networked heat pump solution in a block of self-contained flats removed older residents’ reliance on an inefficient oil boiler system.

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About the Housing 21 project

Residents in a Housing 21 retirement community now have full control of their heating and hot water, plus the flexibility to choose their electricity supplier, and the ability to control the temperature of the flat to their own comfort levels.

Additionally, carbon emissions have drastically reduced, and a reduction in maintenance costs for the client, and running costs for the resident.

 

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Key Facts

  • 26 self-contained flats in the block
  • Communal areas, resident lounge, hallways, managers office
  • Shoebox heat pumps installed
  • New hot water cylinders, radiator system and controls
  • Replacing failing communal oil-fired boiler system
  • 20 boreholes with a combined borehole depth of over 2,600 metres
  • Networked Heat Pumps on Shared Ground Loop Arrays