Business Breakfast: Heat Recovery


Heat Recovery Event 01.10.2019

Tues 1st October 2019 | Ashfords, Bristol, BS2 0JJ

07.45 – 10.00

We are pleased to announce that Kensa Contacting’s David Broom will be a guest speaker at The Future Economy Network’s October business breakfast. Joined by fellow speakers from Thermal Energy and Ashfords LLP the topic of discussion, heat recovery.


Neel Mehta, Partner in the Construction and Infrastructure Department at Ashfords LLP, will be giving a talk entitled ‘A Brief Review of the Legal Aspects of Creating a Heat Network’.

David Broom, Commercial Director at Kensa Contracting, will discuss Community Heating and Cooling with Shared Ground Loop Heat Pumps. David will discuss how heat networks and sustainability is the core of what Kensa do. David will be talking about how they use Shared Ground Loop ground source heat pumps as an alternative to traditional heat networks, and how their innovative system architecture removes all of the issues experienced with a central plant alternative. Providing the best possible outcomes for the resident and the building owner. David will also run through a couple of case studies of schemes they have delivered.

Kensa’s how to video for district heating with heat pumps

Andy Bennett, Southern Key Account Manager at Thermal Energy International, will give an introduction to flue losses and how to capture them. Andy will discuss the main applications for flue heat recovery, how it can show savings and what schemes are available at the moment to increase the uptake of heat recovery systems. He will also touch on a few installations and their impact so far.

Location: Ashfords, Tower Wharf, Cheese Ln, Bristol, BS2 0JJ (View Map)

Event Schedule:

07:45 – 08:00 – Registration and coffee

08:00 – 08:10 – Introduction from The Future Economy Network

08:10 – 08:30 – Neel Mehta, Ashfords

08:30 – 08:50 – David Broom, Commercial Director, Kensa

08:50 – 09:10 – Andy Bennett, Thermal Energy

09:10 – 09:20 – Q&A

09:20 – 09:25 – 60 Second Pitches

09:25 – 09:30 – Close

09:30 – 10:00 – Networking and breakfast


Get to know the speakers

Neel Mehta, Partner, Construction and Infrastructure Department, Ashfords LLP

Neel has more than 16 years’ experience advising on significant and complex construction and engineering, infrastructure and energy (including hydrothermal projects and heat networks) and waste projects. He acts for a number of leading service providers and users in the construction and engineering, energy and waste sectors, including major contractors, developers, governmental departments, insurers and construction professionals. Neel has complete working knowledge and expertise in relation to all types of construction contracts and documentation used in the UK and internationally. Neel is independently recognised as an expert in the field of Construction by Chambers UK, a guide to the legal profession.

David Broom, Commercial Director, Kensa Contracting

David has 13 years of experience working with the design and application of ground source heat pumps. David joined Kensa in 2008 and works on large complex commercial applications of ground source heat pump projects. In his time with the company he has played a key role in establishing shared ground loops as a recognised solution for tackling fuel poverty, carbon reduction, air quality and energy security in both the social housing and new build development sector.

Andy Bennett, Southern Key Account Manager, Thermal Energy International

Andy joined TEI in 2011 and has worked to develop steam system modernisation and flue gas heat recovery projects within the public and private sector. Particularly with the NHS, his projects have helped bring boiler and CHP installations to 99% efficiency, whilst securing funding streams available to different industry sectors to encourage uptake of technology.

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