district heating

Cenergist installs domestic high temperature ASHPs on £24m Leeds City Council Initiative

Water and energy efficiency company Cenergist has completed what it believes to be the UK’s first installation of high temperature air source heat pumps in a domestic setting. The installations have delivered district heating systems for six Leeds City Council-owned residential tower blocks which comprise 497 homes. The project required the replacement of inefficient night storage heaters and […]

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We need to demystify the language around district heating – Opinion

A month into her role as MD at Vattenfall Heat UK, Jenny Curtis spoke to elemental’s Lucy Dixon about the role of district heating in decarbonising heat. Vattenfall Heat UK is already rolling out district heating in London, Bristol and Midlothian, and one of the main priorities of new MD Jenny Curtis, is to identify other […]

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Heat Interface Units (HIUs) – What Installers need to know

Ed Morris, Technical Manager for Altecnic, discusses what a Heat Interface Unit (HIU) is and the wider picture to help to understand where you will find HIUs and the larger systems they operate within. What is a heat network? A heat network sometimes referred to as district heating, is a system that uses a centralised […]

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REHAU launches new whitepaper to clear up common District Heating material misconceptions

With the UK’s uptake of district heating technology continuing to grow, REHAU has been engaging with contractors and specifiers and found questions still remain on material choice. According to the Association for Decentralised Energy, there are 17,000 heat networks in the UK supplying half a million customers – a huge increase on 2013, when there were […]

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New analysis to measure carbon emissions of transporting district heating and plumbing pipework

With decarbonisation legislation continuing to tighten in the UK, REHAU has carried out a CO2 emissions analysis for contractors to measure emissions accrued from transporting district heating pipework and plumbing pipework to construction sites. REHAU has highlighted these findings, in which emissions can be lowered by up to 67% through informed material choice, in order to […]

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