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Make sure: Heat networks are designed & commissioned correctly

Posted by Steve Coates on 24-Nov-2016 00:00:00


Getting the design right is critical for a heat network to be both reliable and efficient. Years' of experience have taught us that there are many pitfalls commonly encountered in the development of heat networks. In our latest SlideShare we will investigate some of the key areas needed to be considered when designing your heat network or communal heating scheme.
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Smart metering and the resident

Posted by Ian Allan on 18-Nov-2016 10:11:50

The UK Government have commissioned a full scale roll out of smart metering for gas and electricity by the end of the decade. But will this leave residents on heat networks behind? It does not need to!

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Heat and Eat: The Rise and Fall of Fuel Poverty

Posted by Kirsty Lambert on 10-Nov-2016 11:19:34

No-one should be forced to choose between having food to eat and being warm and comfortable in their own home. Sadly, and all too often, this is the choice that some of the poorest and most vulnerable people face… so how can we alleviate the some of the burden of financial pressures for residents so they can heat and eat?

 

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Waste Heat to Want

Posted by Ian Allan on 03-Nov-2016 17:27:57

We throw away enough heat to fulfill our total demand in heating, if only we could move the heat from where it is wasted to where it is needed.

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Keeping the resident happy during the installation period

Posted by Kirsty Lambert on 27-Oct-2016 09:00:00

Many building owners are challenged with either upgrading existing community heating systems or converting buildings with gas or electricity. It may still be the case that some residents remain wary and sceptical about community district heating schemes; especially when they will be contractually tied into one supplier.

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