A low-carbon renewable energy scheme has won an Industry Oscar.

The scheme delivered by Kensa Contracting and ENGIE which involves the retrofit of ground source heat pumps has been named the District Heating Project of The Year at the H&V News Awards.

The project serves 400 flats in eight tower blocks in Enfield and is part of the Council’s commitment to investment in sustainable technologies and delivering affordable warmth for residents.

Each flat has its own heat pump where each property is responsible for its own energy bill and can switch supplier at will.

The system could potentially save residents £450-£700 per year in heating and hot water costs and for many this could mean no long having to live in fuel poverty.

The H&V News Awards also referred to as the industry Oscars puts light and recognition onto UK’s building services.

Enfield Council Leader Cllr Nesil Caliskan said: “We are proud that the council is to receive this prestigious award.

“We’re are always looking for new and innovative ways of delivering services to residents and the new heating system certainly fits the bill.

“This is an eco-friendly system that will enable residents to make significant savings in their heating costs at a time when household budgets are being squeezed.

“This project is good for residents and good for Enfield.”