GSHP's to improve London's air quality - web yellow

Summary: Kensa looks at what air pollution is and the culprits that contribute to it – impacting public health and the economy. We also look at how ground source heat pumps, as electrically-driven heating systems, can reduce air pollution.




  • A 2020 study from CBI Economics & Clean Air Fund suggests 17,000 premature deaths could be prevented each year by reducing mortality and diseases linked to poor air quality.
  • Public health charity Medact says air pollution is “comparable to tobacco in terms of the number of deaths per year for which it is responsible”.
  • Combustion heating systems (gas, oil, LPG or biomass) contribute to air pollution.
  • The UK economy could be better off by around £1.6 billion every year if air quality targets were met.
  • Correlation between air pollution, climate change, and health has been widely publicised.
  • NOx emissions in London could reduce by over 400 tonnes per annum if all 900,000 domestic gas boilers in the city were replaced with ground source heat pumps.


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