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£8.5million investment to tackle inefficient heating

£8.5million investment to tackle inefficient heating

We have been testing an innovative scheme in West Yorkshire which will save our residents’ money on their energy bills, while also decreasing the impact on the environment.

Our £8.5m investment has seen Kensa Heat Pumps appointed as the preferred ground source heat pump (GSHP) to Together Energy. The investment follows a successful pilot scheme with Kensa in Halifax, featuring the upgrade of two blocks of 60 flats.

The solar panel with battery storage system is expected to cut residents’ electricity bills, alongside the ground source heat pumps which are expected to save residents on their heating and water bills. The investment will save our residents on average £195 per year on heat and hot water.

Our unprecedented investment in renewable heating technology was announced during the first ever Green GB Week – an annual week highlighting UK clean growth and means to tackle climate change.

Claire Perry, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, said:

“The UK has led the world in cutting emissions whilst growing our economy - with clean growth driving incredible innovation and creating hundreds of thousands of high quality jobs.

“Ten years on from the Climate Change Act, the first ever Green GB Week is a time to build on our successes and explain the huge opportunities for business and young people of a cleaner economy.

“I’m delighted to see how many more businesses and organisations, such as Kensa and Together, are seizing this multi-billion pound opportunity to energize their communities to tackle the very serious threat of climate change.”

As part of Together Housing Group, Together Energy is dedicated to improving the lives of residents through investment into low carbon energy efficiency programmes.

As one of the largest landlords in the North of England, our property portfolio has a variety of heating options, which includes night storage heaters.

Together Energy has taken the decision to remove the systems in 709 of its properties in a planned programme of change. This sets to benefit the back pockets of those customers through the supply of green energy via shared loop Kensa ground source heat pumps.

Together Energy Managing Director, Patrick Berry, says:

“The GSHP investment forms part of a strategic energy plan that seeks to improve affordability of stock for tenants, reduce carbon and take advantage of existing incentives and emerging energy markets”.

Take a look at our video below to see the works that took place and hear what resident's think:

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