Holiday Parks – Take A Permanent Break From Your Bills!

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Summary: Owners and operators of holiday parks could save thousands in energy costs and generate a profitable additional income stream by switching to ground source heat pumps. Ground source heat pumps are particularly favourable in off gas areas reliant on more expensive energy sources such as electricity or LPG. Kensa Heat Pumps’ Shoebox heat pump can…

ErP Legislation: GSHP NOx The SOx Off Boilers!

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Summary: Energy related Products (ErP) Directive (effective 26th September 2018) legislates boilers must not exceed a new lower threshold of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions. Comes amid efforts by the Clean Growth Strategy to reduce pollution and improve air quality, Oil-fired boilers with NOx emissions exceeding 120mg/kWh, and gas or LPG boilers with NOx emissions that exceed 56mg/kWh, can…

New Somerset Village Connects Residents To Sustainable Energy

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new build multiple housing flats shared ground loop array - shropshire rural housing

A development of 12 affordable homes in a quiet Somerset village was the recent focus for a large opening celebration, in honour of its efforts to sustainably connect the community to lower cost housing and energy. Unveiled on the 13th September 2018, the mixed development of 1-bedroom flats and 3 and 2-bedroom semi-detached houses and…

GSHP Heat Network Opportunities

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Kensa's shared ground loops in apartments

Summary: The inherent drawbacks and inefficiencies of conventional “central plant” district heating systems have paved the way for an innovative alternative approach using ground source heat pumps and shared ground loop arrays, Ground source heat networks utilising shared ground loop arrays offer a more compelling solution for landlords and housing developers looking to heat multiple…

GSHPs Providing Passive Cooling

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This video summarises how Kensa’s ground source heat pump systems can offer free passive cooling by using the low temperature of the ground loop to cool the property via a fan coil in the summer, whilst the ambient temperature of the distribution system further offsets any potential overheating. Read the accompanying blog here.

Remove Carbon Monoxide Risks With Ground Source Heat Pumps

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Summary: CORGI HomePlan reports 1 in 10 adults in Britain have experienced carbon monoxide poisoning to some degree in their home. NHS Choices reports that 200 people go to hospital with suspected CO poisoning per annum Ground source heat pumps are electrically-driven with no combustion, so there is no risk of this deadly gas being…

Ground Arrays for Tight Spaces

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Summary: Exploring ground array options for ground source heat pump developments with limited land. Sizing and heat loss calculations are critical. Invest in fabric efficiencies to minimise the heat load. More efficient heat pumps require slightly more ground array. Shared ground loop arrays for clusters of properties benefit from a degree of diversification so the ground…