This project part-funded the installation of a Gas Absorption Heat Pump (GAHP) into a sheltered housing scheme that was undergoing major refurbishment. Project partners Colchester Borough Homes had already installed one GAHP into a sheltered housing scheme with positive feedback. However, they wanted more information about the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the GAHP.
As part of the refurbishment the building also received insulation upgrades and renewable generation technology. The housing scheme was remodelled with the 48 existing properties – a mixture of studio, one and two-bedroom flats being reduced to 36 one- and two-bed flats.