GSHPA is exhibiting at Futurebuild 2020
3-5 March 2020
The GSHPA is at Futurebuild on 3 to 5 March to explain how ground source energy can help you address the key issue of combating global warming in a practical way that is in tune with the natural environment.
Protecting and enhancing the environment sits at the heart of sustainability. With the growing awareness that the built environment accounts for nearly half of the UK’s CO2 emissions, innovative, green solutions for designing, constructing and using buildings are in urgent demand.
Most of the CO2 emissions in the UK come from buildings, with the majority coming from burning fossil fuels to provide heating and hot water.
The clearest route to reducing carbon emissions is to stop combustion.
The alternative to combustion for heating is to use heat transfer.
GSHPA members on a panel at Futurebuild seminar – March 2019
This implies the electrification of heat – and using heat pumps to arrange heat transfer from the ground in place of combustion.
The case for using ground source heat pumps increases each year with the decarbonisation of the grid. It also increases greatly for buildings that need cooling in the summer as well as heating in winter – because summer heat can be stored in the ground and then recycled back to the building in winter.
The Government has a renewed focus on District Heating as a means to control carbon emissions. The best approach for saving carbon is to use a source side network with a heat pump in each building to extract heat from the network when its building needs heating in winter – and to reject heat when its building needs cooling in summer: joined-up heating and cooling: fifth generation heat networks.
Ecobuild has a renewed focus on enabling sustainable construction for 2020. It will also explore sustainability as a driver for innovation and growth, and a catalyst for regeneration.
You can register for free tickets to visit Futurebuild 2019.
We look forward to seeing you at the GSHPA Stand at Futurebuild in 2020.