Ground Source Heat Pump Association


Vision 2018
Business Design Centre, Islington
21-22 June 2018

Vision 2018 is an event for architects, designers, specifiers and their clients. The two-day exhibition and its associated programme will be a blend of the best from across the built environment, showcasing innovative products, case studies, and ideas for future materials, structures, places and cities.

Vision 2018 provides an international focus for innovative products and building solutions and brings together some of the best designs and leading figures from across Western Europe for two days of business, learning and networking. See below for 2017 highlights:

The GSHPA is at Vision 2018 to explain how ground source energy can help you address the key issue of combating global warming in a practical way that is in tune with the natural environment.


Protecting and enhancing the environment sits at the heart of sustainability. With the growing awareness that the built environment accounts for nearly half of the UK’s CO2 emissions, innovative, green solutions for designing, constructing and using buildings are in urgent demand.

Most of the CO2 emissions in the UK come from buildings, with the majority coming from burning fossil fuels to provide heating and hot water.

The clearest route to reducing carbon emissions is to stop combustion.

The alternative to combustion for heating is to use heat transfer.

This implies the electrification of heat, and using heat pumps to arrange heat transfer from the ground in place of combustion.

The case for using ground source heat pumps increases each year with the decarbonisation of the grid. It also increases greatly for buildings that need cooling in the summer as well as heating in winter – because summer heat can be stored in the ground and then recycled back to the building in winter.

District heating networks can be a very effective mechanism for reducing carbon emissions from heating and cooling buildings, especially if based on heat sharing networks with each building on the network drawing heat from a communal network as it needs heating – and rejecting heat to the communal network as it needs cooling in summer.

Vision 2018 Conference

Vision 2018, the UK's largest renewable energy event, is taking place on 21 & 22 June 2018 in London. The free-to-attend annual conference and exhibition brings together the UK's largest group of buyers from the bioenergy, solar, offshore and onshore wind, hydropower and wave & tidal sectors, as well as those involved in energy storage, heat, low carbon transport and sustainable cities.

You can register for free tickets to visit Vision 2018.