Catch up on our latest new build webinar!

And get a glimpse of what’s to come at future events.

Kensa Contracting presented a groundbreaking webinar on new builds’ route to zero-carbon heating! We looked into the not-so-distant future of homes and explained the low-carbon, efficient and cost-effective innovations of communal ground source heat pump systems.

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New homes, new heating: achieving net zero with ground source heat pumps

Thanks to Government’s recent response to the Future Homes Consultation, the way we heat new homes is going to change. From 2025, developments must be installed with a low-carbon heating system – and as a tried, tested and future-proof technology, it’s no surprise that heat pumps are at the forefront of new-build heating options.

Anticipated by Government to ‘become the primary heating technology for new homes,’ heat pumps are to set to push new homes into a green industrial revolution – contributing to the UK’s commitment to net-zero carbon by 2050. In a timely display of heat pump know-how and carbon-saving blueprints, Kensa delved into the specific benefits of ground source heat pumps at a district level; including the environmental and financial incentives for homeowners, developers and local authorities.

Fifth Generation District Heating Ambient Loops with Kensa Shoebox Heat Pumps

What the webinar entailed

Joined by representatives from Willmott Dixon and Bristol City Council, this event explored the theory and practice of the electrification of heat with district ground source heat pumps.

  • The technology. Kensa Contracting’s David Broom explained the efficient pros of communal ground source heat pumps. He demonstrated how Kensa’s low-carbon alternative to district heating, Shared Ground Loop Arrays, reduce carbon footprints and heating bills in homes. He also spoke about the emerging role of smart innovations – such as load shifting, cooling and utilising waste heat – that can further save on costs and carbon.
  • The route to achieving carbon reductions. Mark Letcher from Bristol City Council spoke of practically fulfilling the city’s own zero-carbon aspirations, including the target to become carbon neutral and climate resilient by 2030.
  • Real-life heat pump case studies. Committed to a ‘Now or Never’ strategy of net-zero carbon by 2030, Willmott Dixon constructs with a clear vision for a greener future. Offering inspiration and a low-carbon blueprint for new-build developments, Alasdair Donn discussed a real-life project with Bristol City Council, where individual Shoebox heat pumps have been installed in 133 homes. These systems not only create energy-efficient homes ready for a low-carbon future, but help fulfil nationwide carbon targets.


Keynote speakers:

  • Presenter – David Broom, Commercial Director, Kensa Contracting
  • Presenter – Mark Letcher, Project Manager Sustainability, Sustainable City & Climate Change Service, Growth and Regeneration, Bristol City Council
  • Presenter – Alasdair Donn, Head of Building Performance, Willmott Dixon Group
  • Webinar Chair – Dr Matthew Trewhella, Managing Director, Kensa Contracting
  • Q&A Host – Stuart Gadsden, Director of Sales, Kensa Contracting

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