AVBC Goes Greener with a Ground Source Heat Pump for its HQ.

To help cut its own carbon emissions, Amber Valley Borough Council has installed a ground source heat pump (GSHP) at its headquarters in Ripley’s Market – one of the few councils in the country to have done this. GSHPs use Earth’s natural heat source from deep underground to provide renewable heat.

The cost of the electricity needed to run the pump is subsided by the council’s rooftop solar panels. It has only been a couple of weeks, but the change has saved enough gas to run a large, detached house for a whole year! The local authority has already cut its emissions by 65% since 2010.

Other measures include new replacement double glazed windows, new LED light fittings, improved wall and roof insulation and smart heating controls.