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Wed, 10 Feb



Heat Pumps for Your Home

Thinking of installing a heat pump? Wanting to find out how they work and how much they cost? All you need to know about heat pumps is here!

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Heat Pumps for Your Home
Heat Pumps for Your Home

Time & Location

10 Feb 2021, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT


About the Event

Feeling the cold recently? Well hopefully you've got your central heating turned up high, or perhaps you live in a super energy-efficient home and don't need it on full...

In any case, you may be interested in making use of the government's Green Homes Grant scheme to install a heat pump.

With expert guest speakers, we'll be covering what a heat pump is, and how it could benefit your home. We'll also have time for live questions and answers, where you can put your detailed or simple queries to our panel.

All donations from this event will go towards Selce's fuel poverty alleviation work, across South East London which has been extended throughout the whole of 2020 and this winter, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

We'd like to say a special thanks to our guest speakers for making it all happen, and generously donating their time and expertise.

Our Speakers 

Jason Blanchard 

Director at Selce, and Heat Pump Expert at ISO Energy

Jason is an experienced energy engineer who has worked across solar PV and more recently heat pumps within the renewables and environment industry. He is skilled in asset management, technical consultancy and project development and has a keen passion for community energy.

In his current role at ISO Energy, Jason visits homes around London and the South of England, advising on and installing a range of heat pump systems. Jason is also a non-executive director at South East London Community Energy, and has worked to set up and manage community energy groups across the South of England, for which he has recieved the prestigious Community Energy Young Champion award in 2018.

Richard Lowes 

Lecturer in Energy Policy and Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Twitter celebrity @HeatPolicyRich has worked on heat decarbonisation issues for almost a decade, initially working for gas transporter SGN before moving to the University of Exeter in 2014. His expertise is around the policy and governance needed to achieve a sustainable heat system, and he also runs a sustainable heating blog.

He completed his PhD in Power and heat transformation policy, looking at how different actors influenced the development of the UK’s heat strategy and the GB Renewable Heat Incentive with a comparative Dutch case study.

Richard is also an avid DIY-er and has installed a heat pump in his own home, in addition to a number of high energy efficiency measures.


6.30-6.35 – Welcome from Nadia Smith

6.35-7.00 – Presentation on “What are heatpumps” from Jason Blanchard

7.00-7.10 – Q&A

7.10-7.40 – Panel discussion with Richard Lowes, Jason Blanchard, and another speaker to be confirmed.

7.40-7.55 – Q&A for the panel

7.55-8.00 – Future Fit Homes roundup and close from Nadia

Where Your Donations Go

At South East London Community Energy, we're committed to supporting a green transition where no-one is left behind. That's why we run our fuel poverty alleviation program to support individuals that are having to choose between heating and eating.

To accelerate the transition to a sustainable future in SE London, we formed Selce as a co-operative for the benefit of the community.

Our founding objectives are:

  • - developing community-owned renewable energy in SE London
  • - reducing carbon emissions by providing advice on energy efficiency and installing energy-efficient products and services
  • - developing practical measures to combat fuel poverty in our community through the provision of advice and related services
  • - promoting public awareness of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainability

We believe we're part of a quiet revolution - where the energy transition and social justice go hand in hand. All donations raised from this event will go into continuing our work in the community, to make London greener and cleaner, and alleviate fuel poverty.

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