Example: Multiple Dwellings (large)

For large developments of multiple dwellings Kensa’s Shoebox heat pumps paired with Shared Ground Loop Arrays provide low cost heating and hot water, and attract substantial returns through the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), attracting a 6-13% IRR for the developer, or enticing external funders to own and operate the ground array in return for the RHI income.

This section provides costed examples of Shared Ground Loop Arrays with Shoebox heat pumps in new build houses and flats, for both self-financed and funded split ownership options.

District heating in apartments and flats with Kensa's Shoebox heat pump

Shared Ground Loop Array features individual heat pumps in each dwelling, connected to clusters of shared ground arrays, typically consisting of a series of boreholes.

Each cluster of borehole ground arrays are sized to deal with the peak heat demand of all the dwellings connected to it.

Costed Example: Houses

If your project involves new build houses, view Kensa’s costed example for self-financed and funded split ownership Shared Ground Loop Arrays with Shoebox heat pumps versus a mains gas boiler alternative.

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Costed Example: Flats

If your project involves new build flats, view Kensa’s costed example for self-financed and funded split ownership Shared Ground Loop Arrays with Shoebox heat pumps versus a mains gas boiler alternative.

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Recommended Products

Shoebox Series

Shoebox Heat Pump with plug

  • Suited to flats and apartments and smaller houses;
  • Available from 3 to 6kW.
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Evo Series

  • Suited to larger properties;
  • Available from 7 to 17kW.
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Recommended Services

Kensa Contracting

Kensa Contracting provides a complete turnkey service from feasibility study, through to design, full project management as well as installation and commissioning. And of course the heat pumps are manufactured by Kensa Heat Pumps, too.

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Which RHI is right for me?

In this example multiple domestic properties are fitted with their own individual ground source heat pump, which are each linked by a Shared Ground Loop Array.

This set up would be eligible for quarterly index-linked payments from the Non Domestic RHI for 20 years.

Don’t think this RHI scenario applies to you? Click here for other options.

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Related Content

Brochures: Funded Split Ownership for Shared Ground Loop Arrays

Download Kensa’s two-page guide to funded Shared Ground Loop Arrays in new build developments, including funded project examples and details of the funding mechanism.


Brochures: New Build Heating Solutions For Purchasers

Download a short guide to ground source heat pumps for purchasers of new build developments, including benefits and costed examples.