Kensa Utilities is thrilled to announce that its Heat the Streets project has been successful in the ‘Green Heat Project of the Year’ category at the UK Green Business Awards, organised by BusinessGreen. This recognition highlights its commitment to revolutionising the heating industry and its dedication to deployment of sustainable, efficient energy solutions.
The UK Green Business Awards celebrates excellence within the green business sector. The ‘Green Heat Project of the Year’ category acknowledges some of the most innovative green heat projects in the UK. Kensa’s project emerged as a winner, impressing the judges by bringing affordable, low-carbon heating to urban areas with a street-by-street approach.
Heat the Streets aimed to decarbonise residential heating across all housing sectors by deploying the company’s highly efficient and renewable ground source heat pump technology connected by an in-road network of boreholes, known as a shared ground loop array. The project has successfully demonstrated the scalability and viability of ground source heat pumps connected to in-road infrastructure as a cost-effective solution for reducing carbon emissions and providing reliable, sustainable heat.
Lisa Treseder, Director of Business Development at Kensa Utilities, expresses, “We are honoured and thrilled for Heat the Streets to be recognised at the UK Green Business Awards. This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team who have been instrumental in making this project a resounding success.
“Heat the Streets represents a significant step towards achieving our goal of decarbonising heating at scale. Combining our new business model where Kensa Utilities fund, own and maintain the infrastructure with Kensa’s well established ground source heat pump technology, we can confidently advance towards the reduction of carbon emissions and the implementation of more efficient heating solutions.”
The project has also showcased the importance of collaboration between industry experts, local authorities and community stakeholders. Through strategic partnerships and proactive community engagement, the company has successfully delivered the first iteration of a 21st century version of the gas grid, providing homes in Cornwall with low cost, low carbon, energy-efficient heating systems, whilst improving the quality of life for residents.