During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased focus on renewable technologies and the part they will play in the country’s road to economic recovery as the UK ‘builds back greener’.

An emerging form of ground source heat pump system (GSHP) known as ‘shared ground loop arrays’ is making a big impact on climate change and air pollution at the same time as providing low-cost heat for households and a return for investors in the technology. Here Dr Matthew Trewhella, Contracts Director at the Kensa Group, explores the GSHP industry’s latest newcomer.

A nationwide survey commissioned by Sky, reveals that almost 70% of people would like new build properties to be better equipped for modern living, with people citing a desire for more storage, renewable energy, and pre-wired TV and broadband.

Fenestration and renewables specialist REHAU is further stepping up its involvement in the Passivhaus sector by joining forces with the Passivhaus Trust to become the main sponsor of both its 2016 UK Passivhaus Awards and 2016 UK Passivhaus Conference.

The University of Bradford’s origins go back to 1832, when The Mechanics Institute was set up to meet the city’s growing need for workers with cutting-edge skills. The university continually invests in its campus to provide a world-class teaching and learning environment and state-of-the-art facilities. And its latest addition, the innovative Bright Building, continues the long tradition, designed to the highest sustainability standards.

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