Published: Thursday, 13 June 2024

Oxford residents can learn more about heat pump technology at the Clean Heat Streets anniversary event taking place this weekend.  

The free event, which is taking place at Rose Hill Community Centre on Saturday 15 June from 11:30am - 4pm, is part the Great Big Green Week.  

The event celebrates the first year of the Clean Heat Streets project and how it has helped people living in Rose Hill and Iffley to move from gas to cleaner heat pumps. The project has so far seen 15 heat pumps installed at a low cost to the homeowners, and over 100 registrations of interest.   

The event will include a series of talks about the project, including from residents who are taking part, as well as a question and answer session, and the opportunity to visit participating homes. The event will also feature stalls from local community groups and organisations that can offer energy advice and information. 

The Clean Heat Streets project is a consortium consisting of Samsung, Oxford City Council, University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Oxfordshire County Council, Rose Hill and Iffley Low Carbon, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), GenGame, Passiv UK, and Alto Energy.   

The schedule for the event is: 

11.30am: Welcome and refreshments 

12.00pm: Talks by members of the Clean Heat Streets coalition 

  • The Project Lead: A celebration of the first year Tim Bailey, Samsung 
  • The Project Officer: Support for residents Lucy Fairchild, Oxford City Council 
  • The Residents: Living with a heat pump Heat pump champions from Clean Heat Streets project
  • The Academics: What we have learned Professor Rajat Gupta, Oxford Brookes University, and Dr Michelle Leaper (GenGame Ltd).  
  • The Low Carbon Group: Working as a community Chaitanya Kumar (Rose Hill and Iffley Low Carbon) 

1.00: Q&A session 

1.15: Lunch and stalls 

Free lunch and stalls from local groups with information and resources on energy efficiency and how to retrofit your home 

2.30-4:00pm: Heat pump home tours

Visiting two nearby homes belonging to Heat Pump Champions who can share their experiences on living with heat pumps 

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