Award Nominations for Cornish Collaborative Project

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We’re excited that a project we worked on to provide affordable warmth to 48 sheltered homes in Cornwall has been shortlisted for a national award.

We worked alongside Coastline Housing and Kensa Contracting on an innovative a district ground source heat pump pilot project to support older and vulnerable customers.

Using Kensa’s innovative Shoebox heat pumps to upgrade heating and hot water systems, we replaced 43 Economy 7 night storage systems, three oil boilers and two air source heat pumps.

On average the homes will see a 44% reduction in heating and hot water bills, while the lifetime carbon saving has been calculated at 3,735 tonnes.

As Coastline Housing’s award application stated: “Kensa are geographically close to Coastline Housing as are Coastline’s heating engineers Blue Flame and the preferred sub-contractor for internal heating works, bringing together a truly collaborative project working with local contractors.

“This has been of benefit and assistance to our customers as Blue Flame are a ‘familiar face’ while working in their homes, which reduces stress for both the customer and contractor.”

As a result of the benefits to customers through the use of innovative technology the scheme has been shortlisted in the Sustainable Retrofit Project of the Year (under 50 homes) category at this year’s SHIFT Awards.

The awards take place on November 8 at The Brewery, London, and we’re looking forward to seeing if our successful collaboration brings home the title!