In 2010, the Environmental Audit Committee   said the cost of health problems linked to air pollution was likely to exceed £8 to £20 billion.  Using heat pumps to generate heat for the EEN will make a significant contribution to improving local air quality in Exeter. By avoiding the need for individual fossil fuel use in each building we can significantly reduce the gases and particles that are harming our health.

And let’s not forget the climate crisis – buildings which are connected to our network will initially reduce their carbon emissions by 80% in comparison to using conventional heating sources such as gas boilers. The network offers a great way for organisations in Exeter to reduce the carbon emissions of their heating significantly, to help meet their net zero targets.