About the GSHPA

The GSHPA is the focal point of the heat pump installation industry in the UK. It is the voice for the lowest running cost, lowest carbon, heating and cooling system for domestic and commercial buildings and heat sharing networks. Heat pump technology is not based on combustion and emits no gases of any sort on site.

Ground Source Heat Pump Diagram

As a trade association the GSHPA brings together over 150 members and interested parties from across the heat pump installation industry to develop a strong, dynamic and sustainable environment for heating and cooling systems that are based on heat capture, heat storage and heat transfer, including heat sharing networks and demand side management.

GSHPA Vision

At the GSHPA, we advocate the value of a combustion-free approach to meeting heating and cooling needs.

Ground source energy at all scales reduces users' bills, carbon emissions and emissions of all noxious gases.

District heating, the supply of heat to homes and businesses through a network of heat sharing pipes, can reduce heating bills in urban areas, and give communities more control over their heating and cooling needs and the timing of the supply of those needs.

Energy services, such as a temporary reduction or increase in electricity demand ("demand side response"), can allow consumers to participate in the electricity system while reducing the need for new energy infrastructure by better resource management.

There is now a silver bullet which can deliver an affordable, secure and low carbon heating and cooling system. By thinking about consumers first, we can use a range of options to find the right solutions for the right people in the right place at the right time.

Aims of the GSHPA

The GSHPA aims to electrify heat. We act as an advocate for our members by engaging with Government and key decision makers to support cost effective and efficient solutions to industry, businesses and householders by:

Key messages for 2022

The UK is at a pivotal time of transition to a low carbon, low cost and secure energy system. We advocate:

Activity and focus

The work of the GSHPA sits within four areas:

To this end we are regularly in touch with the Climate Change Committee, BEIS, Ofgem and other trade associations.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

For more information about work undertaken by the Association, and about ground source heat pumps, please e-mail, or write to the address below.

Join the GSHPA

If you would like to join the GSHPA then click: Join us in the GSHPA.