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Kensa Contracting has joined the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) as new ‘Sector Associates’ to aid Scotland’s commitment to become a net-zero society by 2045, five years before the rest of the UK.

As new Sector Associates for the SFHA, Kensa Contracting are keen to educate Scotland’s communities understanding of the benefits of ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) in offering a long term sustainable solution to the climate emergency and fuel poverty by providing low cost, low carbon warmth.

As a multi award-winning specialist ground source heat pump delivery partner and contractor, Kensa have effectively deployed their innovative district heating systems featuring ground source heat pumps connected to ambient shared ground loop arrays in thousands of social housing retrofits and social and private new build developments across the UK.

Now the cheapest form of heating available this unique heating model minimises heating use, reduces carbon emissions and air pollution, makes buildings safer and cheaper to run, and with fully funded mechanisms in place, make them financially viable.

Having successfully worked with a number of housing associations Kensa relish the opportunity to engage with SFHA members, expanding their scope across the UK into Scotland facilitated by their new Sector Associate membership and recent appointment of regional Business Development Manager, Matthew Black.


Matthew Black B&W staff photoA Scottish community heating specialist based in Glasgow; Matthew has worked in renewable technologies for over 12 years. His passion is driving down carbon emissions, mitigating climate change, alleviating fuel poverty and improving the future of communities in Scotland. Matthew will be well known to some through his previous role at Fintry Development Trust delivering community energy schemes to decarbonise Scottish communities through innovative low carbon heat and smart grid projects.



Matthew comments:

The Climate Emergency is here! The challenge and opportunity for sustainable social housing is exciting and promising. Shared ground loop arrays are the most effective solution for delivering Scotland’s ambitions for the decarbonisation of heat. Along with the right policy changes in Scotland, we can make significant progress towards Scotland’s 2045 net-zero carbon target and beyond.

Global climate emergency action requires unprecedented change in how we heat our homes. In Scotland, we already have the resources and the solutions to deliver legacy heating projects that achieve tangible economic, environmental and social impact. With delegates of the 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 arriving in Glasgow in November, now is the time to act, leading by example to provide a blueprint for the rest of the world.

As SFHA Sector Associates, Kensa Contracting will now be appearing at various SFHA hosted events, conferences and commercial forums both as exhibitors and expert speakers giving Kensa the opportunity to share their industry expertise and demonstrate to members the benefits of ground source heat pumps.

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