Renewable energy specialist Tropo has won a contract to install a system using ground source heat pumps to run central heating and hot water systems for homes in North Yorkshire, owned by Yorkshire Housing.
The Dronfield-based Henry Boot subsidiary says that in a full year the pumps should bring savings of up to £800 for each home and reduce its carbon footprint by 4,323kg of CO2.
Henry Boot Construction’s regional manager, Gary Toomey said: “We are delighted to be working with Yorkshire Housing on this project.
“They are committed to sustainable development principles, both in terms of creating stable communities and in promoting energy efficient homes, which have a low environmental impact.”
Heat Pump technology is used to cool refrigerators, but can be reversed to warm a house up, using heat absorbed by the ground.
The ground is just one potential source of heat. It can also come from large ponds, lakes or water under ground, or from the air.