Listed Victorian barns use ground source heating

A set of listed Victorian barns on a Cambridgeshire farm being converted into houses are part of a £4million ground source heating project. Heat pump specialist Econic has dug three boreholes, the […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A set of listed Victorian barns on a Cambridgeshire farm being converted into houses are part of a £4million ground source heating project.

Heat pump specialist Econic has dug three boreholes, the deepest going 140 metres into the ground. The “low grade energy” collected is then elevated in temperature by the heat pump system and used to provide heating to the building.

Farmer and developer Thomas Banks commissioned Econic, part of renewable energy firm Myriad CEG, to create the heating system for the homes at Mitchell Lodge Farm.

Mr Banks said: “Using ground source energy to heat these homes makes perfect sense to me. It is an investment in the future. I think that within a few years you will see developments using ground heat technology more and more, especially for new builds. More people want to go green, to use renewable energy.”