eQuality Heat low-carbon update

16th September 2022

Following our update in May, we’re continuing to explore all options to find an optimal solution that addresses the nutrient neutrality constraint in a way that doesn’t adversely impact on the overarching aims of the eQuality Homes project.

However, given the unfolding energy cost crisis and ongoing climate crisis that we face, we’re also keen to develop on all of the learning that we have achieved to date on the project with reference to alternative low carbon heat and power options for our homes.

Having successfully secured Stage 2 funding from the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF), we are currently developing a support package to support the transition from fossil fuels.

Detailed analysis and design work completed to date has identified that a shared energy loop system which uses ground source heat pumps can offer many advantages in supporting the transition from fossil fuels.
Please watch our short information video here to learn more.

This approach has an added advantage in that it can be retrofitted to older homes and therefore has scope to offer befits more widely within Kirkby Stephen and beyond.

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