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Heat Pump Workshop


09 March 2024


10:00 – 15:30


Bournville Parish Church, St Francis of Assisi, Sycamore Road, Birmingham B30 2AA


Footsteps – Faiths for a Low Carbon Future

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The Event

Footsteps have organised this workshop specifically for faith communities to share the benefits of using heat pumps in place of gas boilers.

This workshop will particularly be looking at using heat pumps in homes, as part of ‘fabric first’ insulation approaches. It will include a visit to see a heat pump in situ at Shivaji & Magdalen’s house. Plus an optional visit to Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House that has been using heat pumps for over 14 years as its main heating system.

This is a Footsteps ‘cross-city’ event, in partnership with Phil Beardmore from Birmingham Green Doors. MECC in Balsall Heath have told Footsteps of the need for impartial information about heat pumps for local community members.

Installers are promoting Government grants for heat pump installation but not always providing advice on the installation issues involved. This is your chance to ask questions to impartial experts and people who are using heat pumps themselves.

Learn from Phil Beardmore, Birmingham Green Doors, and others about:

  • Benefits of heat pumps.
  • The importance of heat pump sizing, flow rates, and flow temperatures.
  • Noise levels and Permitted Development.
  • Radiator and pipework change.
  • Available Government grants.
  • 10:00. Assemble and welcome at St Francis Church, Bournville.
  • 10:30 – 13:00. Main Workshop.

Learn from Phil Beardmore and others; visit Shivaji and Magdalene’s nearby house to see their Heat Pump in situ; Discussion and Q & A.

  • 13:00. Shared Lunch.

Bring some finger food to share.

  • 13:30 – 15:30. Optional Visits.

Optional visits to: Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House – 14 years’ experience with 5 Heat Pumps; A house on nearby Hawthorne Road to see a second ‘fabric first’ approach.

Further similar events are also running, book here.

If you have any questions, please contact footstepsbcf@gmail.com.

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