Looking at solutions for whole-street approaches to home decarbonisation.

Working with Kensa Utilities, we are going to develop a solution to enable homes within a neighbourhood to collectively sign up and purchase low-carbon heating. Kensa provides shared ground source heating to multiple homes from shared ground arrays. Through this project we want to address both the practical barriers faced on the ground and the systemic issues around planning and investment to show how different changes can positively affect uptake of this model for low-carbon heating across the UK. Nesta and Kensa are aiming to focus on the practical challenges of delivery first, by creating and demonstrating a service that directly connects end users with utilities and finance providers to deliver low-carbon heating in their home.

Team

Alasdair Hiscock

Alasdair Hiscock

Alasdair Hiscock

Design Lead, Design & Technology

Alasdair is the design lead for Nesta's sustainable future mission, which is focused on the development and testing of innovation to decarbonise homes.

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Andrew Sissons

Andrew Sissons

Andrew Sissons

Deputy Director, sustainable future mission

Andrew is deputy director on Nesta's mission to create a sustainable future, which focuses on decarbonisation and economic recovery.

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Kevin Wiley

Kevin Wiley

Kevin Wiley

Analyst, sustainable future mission

Kevin is an analyst for the sustainable future mission.

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Andy Marsden

Andy Marsden

Andy Marsden

Designer, Design & Technology

Andy is a designer for the sustainable future mission.

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Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis

Principal Researcher, sustainable future mission

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Dan leads on data science and quantitative analysis for the sustainable future mission, working with the Data Analytics Practice to achieve Nesta's goal to decarbonise the UK’s homes.

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Elin Price

Elin Price

Elin Price

Campaigns Manager

Elin joined Nesta in January 2022 as communications and engagement manager in Nesta Cymru and became campaigns manager in February 2023.

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Christopher Williamson

Christopher Williamson

Christopher Williamson

Junior Data Scientist, Data Analytics Practice

Chris was a junior data scientist in the Data Analytics Practice, embedded in the sustainable future mission team.

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