- A landmark order by Together Housing to replace night storage heater’s with ground source heat pumps in over 700 dwellings across Lancashire and Yorkshire.
- The largest single order of its kind in the UK.
- Both UK manufacturer, Kensa Heat Pumps, and contractual division, Kensa Contracting, will fulfil the order.
- Project worth over £7.5m over the next three years.
A diverse array of properties will take part in the heating upgrade scheme, from bedsits to maisonettes, low rise flats, houses and bungalows. It is estimated the investment will reduce lifetime carbon emissions by up to 40 tonnes in the bedsits to 200 tonnes in the three-bed flats; the project will result in massive emissions savings, comparable to a 5MW solar PV farm featuring 20,000 solar panels covering an area of 30 acres.
Tenant fuel bills will be reduced by typically 30-50%, annually saving around £150 per bedsit up to £500 per house.
Patrick Berry, Managing Director of Together Housing’s Energy Services, comments:
This investment is a major commitment to ensuring our homes are affordable and energy efficient. Using renewable heat we can provide our customers with clean, comfortable, low cost energy and lower our carbon impact. It forms a part of Together Housing’s strategy to maximise the potential of renewable heat and power and we are delighted that the projects are now underway.
Dr Matthew Trewhella, Managing Director of Kensa Contracting, comments:
Together Housing’s landmark investment in ground source heat pumps via the Procure Plus framework is a pioneering step by a social housing provider to address the emissions of existing housing stock and fuel poverty levels; their commitment to innovation, community, and the environment is a benchmark for fellow housing associations and new build developers to follow.