Established in 1999, privately owned, and headquartered in Truro, Cornwall, the Kensa Group is a fast-growing collection of award-winning British businesses involved in the manufacture and installation of ground source heat pumps and the ownership of associated underground infrastructure.
Ground source heat pumps are a renewable technology which provide low cost and low carbon space heating and hot water to all types of residential and commercial properties. These benefits mean Government and energy companies are offering significant financial inducements to stimulate their widespread deployment. The ambition is considerable. The Committee for Climate Change is calling for over three million heat pump installations at residential properties by 2030 and other stakeholders are equally committed to a dramatic uplift in market volumes.
The Kensa Group is well-placed to meet this demand and currently comprises three divisions managed by an experienced Board of Directors:
- Kensa Heat Pumps remains the UK’s only manufacturer of ground source heat pumps and is an established market leader according to BSRIA annual reports.
- Kensa Contracting is a ground source heat pump delivery partner and contractor that focuses on larger-scale new build, and social housing retrofit and non-domestic programmes. It has pioneered Networked Heat Pump infrastructure that allows ground source heat pumps to be installed at scale and in multiple occupancy dwellings, including heating tower blocks with their ‘shoebox heat pump’ small enough to fit under a kitchen sink – connected to ‘shared ground arrays’.
- Kensa Utilities is an infrastructure asset company that funds owns and maintains shared ground loop arrays that serve heat pump installations. Through its funded offer Kensa Utilities provides these assets at zero upfront cost to the housebuilder or social landlord.
In over two decades, Kensa has saved over 1 million tonnes of carbon through ground source heat pump installations. The Kensa Group is partly owned by Legal & General Capital, part of Legal & General PLC, and Octopus Energy.
Kensa has attained market-leading status by developing innovative products, embracing and supporting existing supply chains, introducing unique delivery models backed by novel use of subsidy support and funding, and focussing exclusively on a technically-challenging technology. The unrivalled experience means all installations benefit from exceptional expertise and exceed expectations by delivering substantial carbon emission reductions and running cost savings.