Retrofit Benefits

Benefits of ground source in retrofit social housing

Kensa’s innovative new approach to social housing heating replacements now allows social landlords to specify ground source heat pumps and benefit from:

  • Lowest tenant heating costs
  • 20 year income stream through the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • Capital cost subsidy through ECO funding
  • 20 – 25 year heat pump lifetime and 100 year ground array lifetime
  • Low lifetime ownership costs
  • Exempt from Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014

Innovative heating upgrade solutions


With rising tenant energy costs, Kensa’s micro heat network solution, (also known as district heating), is the ideal choice for heating system replacements in properties located off the gas grid or heated by electricity.

Featuring an individual Shoebox heat pump in every property, tenants have absolute control over their own heat and bill; significantly, this set-up negates any compliance requirements with the Heat Networks (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 as there is no central ‘communal’ heat generation.

With a number of properties linked to the micro heat network, landlords are able to receive a 20 year income through the Renewable Heat Incentive.  And where the most inefficient fuels are displaced – notably electric or oil – additional funding can also be delivered through our ECO (Energy Company Obligation) funding supplier EDF Energy.

Micro Heat Networks

Dig deeper to find out how a Kensa micro heat network system is:

  • The ideal solution for off gas grid heating upgrades;
  • Provides significant heating cost savings for tenants;
  • Secures RHI income for 20 years;
  • Benefits from an attractive ECO grant;
  • Delivers the lowest lifetime ownership costs.
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Our Wellbeing Plan commits us to a continual improvement in our energy use and carbon footprint. This project is a fantastic example of how we can use renewable energy sources to help reduce our carbon footprint, tackle fuel poverty and support the global agreement to achieve net zero emissions by the second half of the century.

Rebecca Hazlewood, Flagship Housing Group

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