Case Study: Trent & Dove Housing

This video documents the remarkable collaboration between Kensa Contracting and Trent & Dove Housing in Spring 2015, where together they delivered the UKs most ambitious retrofit upgrades programme of its time, replacing electric night storage heating with Kensa ground source heat pumps connected to a micro heat network over 133 one and two bedroom bungalows over 15 different sites throughout Burton-upon-Trent.

Key Facts

  • £1.8m investment
  • £2.3m ECO and RHI (this scheme has closed) income for 20 years
  • ECO subsidy supported
  • Non Domestic RHI (this scheme has closed) supported
  • Micro ground source heat network
  • Displacing electric night storage heating
  • Retrofit individual Kensa 6kW Shoebox heat pumps
  • New wet system installed (radiator & hot water cylinder)
  • Three month schedule
  • Tenant fuel savings of £350-£500 per annum
  • Winner: Community Heating Project of the Year (Heating & Renewables Awards 2015)
  • Shortlisted: Residential Retrofit Project of the Year (Heating & Renewables Awards 2015)
  • Shortlisted: Ground Source Heat Pump Retrofit Scheme (Buildings & Energy Efficiency Awards 2015)
  • Shortlisted: Sustainable Project of the Year (HVR Awards 2015)
  • Shortlisted: Installation of the Year – Domestic Ground Source (National ACR & Heat Pump Awards 2015)
  • Shortlisted: Social Impact Technology of the Year (Business Green Technology Awards 2015)
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