Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA)


11 March 2024

Energising the future: The Ground Source in Focus Day 2024 unveiled


Poised to redefine the renewable energy landscape, the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) proudly announces the Ground Source in Focus Day 2024.

Scheduled for 18 April, at the esteemed Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, this event is a clarion call to industry professionals, enthusiasts, and the public to explore the vast potential of ground source energy solutions. Diverging from the traditional Member's Day format, the Ground Source in Focus Day is an expansive platform designed to foster an inclusive environment for sharing knowledge, discussing innovations, and uncovering the intricacies of ground source energy through the lens of Why? Where? How? and When?


Pioneers of ground source innovation

Before diving into the event details, it's essential to understand the driving force behind this initiative: GSHPA. The GSHPA serves as the beacon of excellence and advocacy for the ground source heat pump sector within the UK. With a steadfast commitment to promoting the sustainable and efficient use of ground source heat pumps, the association works tirelessly to influence policy, ensure quality standards, and increase public awareness about the benefits of ground source heating and cooling systems. Through education, research, and collaboration, the GSHPA aims to accelerate the adoption of ground source technology, contributing to the UK's renewable energy goals and the global fight against climate change.


A day of discovery and networking

Embark on a journey of discovery at the Ground Source in Focus Day, starting with an engaging breakfast and networking session. This event is meticulously crafted to facilitate a collaborative atmosphere where attendees can connect, share insights, and explore the future of the industry, including critical discussions on retrofit solutions and advancements in drilling and installation standards. Supported by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)1, the event underscores a collective commitment to driving the ground source sector forward.


Exclusive opportunities and engaging sessions

This is more than just a conference; it's a marketplace of ideas, featuring exclusive exhibitor stands and outdoor areas for trailers, aimed at showcasing cutting-edge solutions and fostering partnerships. The day's agenda is packed with informative sessions addressing all aspects of ground source energy, from regulatory updates and technical advancements to practical applications and case studies. Our 'Ground Table' workshops introduce a novel approach to learning and discussion, enabling attendees to delve into specific topics in an interactive, fluid format.


Deep dive into ground source energy

As we look forward to the day, let's delve into the significance of ground source heat pump technology. This renewable energy solution harnesses the stable temperatures of the earth to provide heating and cooling for buildings, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional fossil fuels. The efficiency and environmental benefits of ground source systems are undeniable, promising significant reductions in carbon emissions and energy costs. However, the adoption of this technology faces challenges, including upfront costs, public awareness, and the need for skilled installers.

"The Ground Source in Focus Day is not just an event; it's a nexus for transformation within the renewable

energy sector," Laura Bishop, Chair of the GSHPA, explains.

"Our mission is clear: to confront the challenges of ground source heat pump technology head-on. We are uniting the industry's most brilliant minds to ignite conversations, forge best practices, and reveal groundbreaking innovations. This day is designed as a crucible for open dialogue and cooperation, a place where we can collectively lift the veil on ground source technology. We're here to showcase its significant advantages and chart a course towards its broad-scale adoption. It's a pivotal step towards a future where sustainable energy is not just a choice, but a natural decision."


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An open invitation to shape the future

We extend an open invitation to all stakeholders in the renewable energy sector, from seasoned experts to curious newcomers, to join us at the Ground Source in Focus Day 2024.

This event represents a pivotal moment in our collective journey towards a more sustainable and resilient energy future. By participating, you'll gain invaluable insights into the ground source industry, network with peers, and contribute to shaping the future of renewable energy.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a landmark event dedicated to advancing ground source heat pump technology.

Secure your ticket today, and let's work together to drive innovation, sustainability, and growth in the renewable energy sector.

Together, we can harness the power of the earth to energise our future.


Event highlights and special offers

Date: 18 April 2024

Venue: The Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. Start time: 9.30 am

Innovative Sessions include:


  • A Dive into the "Future of the Industry" panel discussion. Explore the latest trends, including retrofitting, followed by an interactive Q&A session.
  • Update yourself with PDC & Standards, including insights into drilling audits. Engage with our panel of experts in a lively Q&A.
  • Focus on Education & Training. Discover the nuances of the MCS Apprenticeship through an informative Q&A session.
  • Delve into Commercial Water to Water Heat Pumps. Learn about innovative uses, such as mine workings, in another engaging Q&A.
  • Participate in Informal 'Ground Table' Workshops. These specialist zones offer a platform to ask questions and discuss various topics of interest. Volunteers and experts will facilitate these discussions. Topics include Ground Source System Design, Drilling & Groundworks, Education Opportunities, Electrification of Heat, and more!

Additional highlights:

  • Expert Panelists: Gain insights from a diverse group of industry leaders and innovators.
  • Interactive Workshops: Engage in discussions on a range of topics, from thermal transfer fluids to heat pump installations.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals and enthusiasts in the sustainable energy sector.

Registration: Open on Eventbrite, with special discounts for GSHPA  members ACR & Heat Pumps Today Readers (HPT2024) and MCS registered installers.


For more information and to register your interest, please visit:, or contact the GSHPA directly [email protected]