A Guide to Installing Air Source Heat Pumps in Housing Association Properties

This guide can help housing associations considering installing air source heat pumps (ASHP) in multiple domestic properties. It is made up of six documents which together make up a step-by-step toolkit.  

Clyde Valley Housing Association has installed air source heat pumps in 92 properties in Douglas, and plans to extend this to new build properties too.

Read the Clyde Valley Housing Association case study here >


This document lists the files which make up this guide, and has a flow diagram to show the process of using the guide.

Download the Overview > 

Advantages of Installing ASHP

This document outlines the benefits of installing ASHP, including meeting energy efficiency standards for social housing and reducing heating costs for tenants. This is useful to support decision making.

Download the Advantages of Installing ASHP > 

Guide to Installing ASHP

This is the main document, outlining each step in the process of scoping and installing ASHP in housing association properties.

Download the Guide to Installing ASHP >

Property Search Tool

This tool can be used to evaluate housing stock and to map properties which could be suitable for ASHP.

Download the Property Search Tool >

Property Assessment 

A high level property assessment needs to be carried out as part of the planning process. This document outlines what information should be included in this.

Download the Property Assessment > 

Installer Checklist

This checklist outlines the steps in the design process, to help you check your installer has completed all the steps.

Download the Installer Checklist >

This guide was commissioned by the Scottish Government and Energy Saving Trust and developed by Ricardo Energy & Environment. If you have any feedback or questions about the guide, please let us know