Vital Net Zero success at the ADE Awards

We’d like to congratulate our fantastic clients after they were recognised for their work in helping the UK on its Net Zero Journey.

Our partnerships with Leeds City Council and Ener-Vate on the Leeds PIPES Project scooped the Heat and Efficiency (Operational) Award and we also took the Special Award for Contribution to Net Zero for our work with West Dunbartonshire Council, Leeds City Council, Southwark Council and Swansea Bay University Health Board.

The ADE Awards are the most prestigious awards in our industry, and this is the first time this the Contribution to Net Zero award has been presented to an organisation rather than a specific project, which highlights the important work we have been doing in partnership with our clients.

We were particularly impressed with the sheer breadth and number of shortlisted applications that came from Vital Energi this year. They’re clearly a major player and a major contributor to achieving net zero in heating in the UK with schemes using water source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, energy from waste and solar arrays – you name it, Vital are there. We were impressed with this huge range and their huge contribution to cutting carbon emissions. Well done Vital Energi!

Stephen Knight - Heat Trust, ADE Awards Judge -Contribution to Net Zero

Queens Quay Water Source Heat Pump Network

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The Queens Quay WSHP project is a UK first which will serve 1,200 homes, and public buildings, providing low carbon heat from the River Clyde. The custom-built energy centre houses two 2.65MW WSHPs and a thermal store.

The project will eventually deliver 5,705 tonnes of CO2 reduction and is a great example of the decarbonisation, digitalisation and electrification of heat.

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Leeds PIPES Energy from Waste Heat Network

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The Leeds PIPES heat network is a landmark project which has demonstrated how towns and cities can generate rapid carbon reduction. The scheme has already seen 26.5km of district heating installed, connecting 1,983 homes and 7 civic buildings with more connections completed recently and more planned for the future.

The project utilises waste heat from the local EfW plant, will account for 16,256 tonnes of CO2 reduction per year & alleviate fuel poverty.

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Southwark Heat Pumps - Consort Estate, Wyndham Estate and Newington Estate


Southwark Council are decarbonising their existing gas fired heat networks across three local estates, benefitting over 2,000 properties with a lower carbon heat supply. Saving 3,362 tonnes of carbon a year, this is the first-time water source heat pumps have been retrofitted within an existing high temperature heat network in London.

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Swansea Bay University Health Board

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The Trust’s multi-phase RE:FIT project has pioneered an innovative blend of renewable energy generation and energy conservation measures including the creation of the UK’s first solar farm dedicated to supplying an NHS hospital.

The primary focus of the project was to deliver substantial and rapid decarbonisation to help the health board meet their net zero commitments.

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Two of Vital Energi’s other projects were in contention on the night, having been named as finalists in their respective categories.

Northwick Park Hospital, in partnership with London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust – Integrated Energy

Vital Energi are guaranteeing savings of £1.9m a year for London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and are reducing carbon emissions by 2,581 tonnes a year at Northwick Park Hospital. This is through a fully integrated, self-funding, multi technology energy solution which will help decarbonise the Trust, as well as creating a smart grid from which the local community will also benefit.

Oakshott Court, in partnership with Danfoss and Camden Council- Heat & Efficiency (Digital Innovation)

We have partnered with Danfoss to introduce revolutionary AI software technology at Camden Council’s Oakshott Court, which in just 7 months has reduced the site’s energy consumption by a third, helping the borough transition to a low carbon future. By simple modernisation of the heat network through the deployment of digital technology, we have provided improvements to the heating system benefitting 114 homes.