Trent & Dove Housing and Kensa Heat Pumps has 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. The success of this project has led to a successful combined campaign led by Trent & Dove Housing and Kensa to encourage other social housing providers to follow Trent & Dove’s example using their project as a blueprint.
Completed over a three month period, the Trent & Dove scheme features clusters of micro heat networks over 15 sites, feeding heating and hot water into pairs of bungalows, enabling upfront capital support via the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) subsidy alongside 20 years of Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) income. Each bungalow received a 6kW Kensa Shoebox heat pump and new hot water cylinder and radiators in place of its previous night storage heating.
Steve Grocock, Director of Property Services, Trent & Dove Housing, said "With the support of our contractors and Kensa Heat Pumps, Trent & Dove has achieved an outcome that many housing associations dream of; halved tenant energy bills, halved CO2 emissions in our stock, improved tenant health and well-being, and £2.3m of income through the RHI to off-set our £1.8m investment – and all of this in just 3 months".