Heat Pumps For Pontefract Social Housing

Published by Kate Anderson on December 20th, 2011

A new £5 million social housing development in Pontefract is to benefit from renewable energy technologies, including the installation of ground source heat pumps.

Built on a brownfield site by one of the country’s largest social housing providers Yorkshire Housing, energy efficiency is a high priority for the new build homes. Each of the development’s 49 properties have been assessed for their energy needs and will feature sustainable technologies to help reduce tenants’ energy bills and the impact on the environment .

Two semi-detached properties at Upton near Pontefract will be fitted with Danfoss ground source heat pumps, supplying a ground floor underfloor heating system as well as providing a constant supply of domestic hot water.

“An increasing number of social housing providers are investing in heat pumps both to reduce carbon emissions and to provide their tenants with a means of low cost heating,” said Danfoss Heat Pumps UK director Chris Dale.

Based in Sheffield, Danfoss have over 13 years of experience in the heat pump market. They recently completed a similar project in Rotherham which led them to be recommend for the Pontefract development.

According to Ged Walsh, the Business and Development Director at Yorkshire Housing, the social housing provider prides itself on delivering environmentally-friendly homes that feature.

“We are always looking for reliable and sustainable products in the market that will have a real cost benefit for our tenants and improve the efficiencies of our homes,” he added.

Entries Wanted for 2012 National Heat Pump Awards

Published by Kate Anderson on December 13th, 2011

Following on from the success of the first annual Heat Pump Awards back in June, applications are being invited for 2012, which will see manufacturers, contractors and consultants vying for top honours.

Celebrating the industry’s best new products, projects and personal contributions, the first annual heat pump awards saw 60 entries competing for awards in 10 categories.

Now set to be an annual event in the industry’s calendar, the 2012 awards will feature 11 categories and the competition is once again backed by leading names in the heat pump industry.

“The first year produced a good number of entries and indications of a growing market,” said Tony Bowen, chairman of the panel of judges.

He added that this year emphasis has been placed on evidence of performance monitoring, and that people need to be able to see evidence surrounding low running costs related to ground source and air source heat pumps.

Deadline for entries is 2 March 2012, in the following categories:

  • Domestic Air Source Installation of the Year
  • Domestic Ground Source Installation of the Year
  • Commercial Air Source Installation of the Year
  • Commercial Ground Source Installation of the Year
  • Product Innovation of the Year – Heat Pumps
  • Product Innovation of the Year – Ancillary Components
  • Training Excellence Award
  • Public Sector Project of the Year
  • Installer of the Year
  • Consultant of the Year
  • Heat Pump Champion

For more information and to enter, visit www.nationalheatpumpawards.co.uk