Finn Geotherm scoops national award for flagship heating project

Finn Geotherm scoops national award for flagship heating project

– Award recognises district heating scheme which is saving Flagship customers hundreds of pounds each year –  A district heating project installed by Attleborough-based Finn Geotherm has won a prestigious industry trophy at the national Heating & Ventilating Review (HVR) Awards 2017. The installation undertaken for housing association Flagship Group has been crowned Sustainable Project of the Year. The HVR Awards 2017 celebrate innovation in the building services sector. The awards recognise and reward companies across the…

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Stokvis EVOLUTION boilers connecting with boom in communal heating

Stokvis EVOLUTION boilers connecting with boom in communal heating

Stokvis Energy Systems’ Econoplate H2 and the R600 Evolution series The continuing housing shortage and the demographics of an ageing population are increasing the popularity of apartment living as well as sheltered housing schemes, and also fuelling rapid growth in the uptake of communal or district heating schemes.  The new EVOLUTION boiler ranges from Stokvis Energy Systems are ideally suited to power such projects. The R40 EVOLUTION and R600 EVOLUTION series represent the latest generation…

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District Energy Networks – Securing the future of these valuable assets

District Energy Networks – Securing the future of these valuable assets

By Dominic Barton, Metropolitan Infrastructure Ltd. District energy is a proven technology, with more than 2000 networks already in place in the UK. The recent injection of substantial Government loan funding for the public sector to encourage the development of district energy is expected to deliver £2billion of new heat network infrastructure. Many local authorities and other public-sector organisations are consequently considering implementing this energy solution by taking advantage of the funding and support available…

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Cutting heat networks down to size

Cutting heat networks down to size

A well-designed heat network scheme has the potential to deliver on efficiency and provide accurate metering for end users but designing these systems correctly and ensuring they deliver real savings is crucial. Pete Mills, Commercial Technical Operations Manager at Bosch Commercial and Industrial outlines some of the potential pitfalls that need to be avoided when it comes to sizing a heat network.  The main draw of a heat network is its promise of heat provision…

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“Coming Soon: Free tools and data for heat network planning”

“Coming Soon: Free tools and data for heat network planning”

Joshua Thumim, Head of Research at the Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol, introduces a new initiative designed to dramatically reduce the cost of planning local heat networks in Europe. Planning a local heat network is an expensive and complex business. This is hardly surprising, since district heating schemes are place-specific systems designed for the individual neighbourhoods they serve. There’s no off-the-shelf option. The networks themselves are conceptually straightforward; the top-level decisions are where the…

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New Evinox ModuSat® XR Takes HIU Efficiency to Another Level

New Evinox ModuSat® XR Takes HIU Efficiency to Another Level

Evinox has extended its best-selling range of ModuSat® Heat Interface Units with the introduction of the new ModuSat® XR and ModuSat® XR- ECO Twin Plate models.  Providing both indirect space heating and domestic hot water, ModuSat® XR units are ideal for use in modern, efficient district and communal heat networks. All units deliver fast, dynamic domestic hot water response, and the ModuSat® XR-ECO models also provide ultra-low DHW return temperatures to the primary heat network….

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District Heating System Network Optimisation

District Heating System Network Optimisation

There are currently around 60 million people across Europe who receive hot water and heat via district heating schemes (DHS). This equates to around 12% of the total population, but Flexenergy, one of the UK’s leading partners for district heating network installations, estimates that with the collective efforts of policy makers, designers, suppliers, installers, operators and users, there is potential for this to increase to 250 million (50%) by 2050. The company has a 30-year…

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How to Comply with Heat Network Regulations

How to Comply with Heat Network Regulations

Ian Allan, Head of R&D for community heating specialist Switch2 Energy, explains the latest legislative changes affecting the UK’s communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. The UK Government introduced The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations in 2014, which covers every community and district heating system across the country. Important updates to the regulations were announced by the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) towards…

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Double Whammy as Cranbrook and Skypark Power Through at Energy Awards

Double Whammy as Cranbrook and Skypark Power Through at Energy Awards

Cranbrook and Skypark has won two major industry awards for the low carbon district heating system which powers the new community and neighbouring business park. It was a clean sweep for E.ON and project partners as the scheme won ‘Overall Project of the Year’ and the ‘Homes and Communities Project of the Year’ category at the prestigious Association for Decentralised Energy Awards (ADE Awards) held in London this week (23 November 2016). The awards showcase…

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Guardbridge Biomass Scheme Claims Scottish Green Energy Award

Guardbridge Biomass Scheme Claims Scottish Green Energy Award

The £25 million Biomass Energy Centre & District Heating Network for the University of St Andrews has been celebrated at one of Scotland’s most prestigious awards ceremonies, winning the Sustainable Development category of the Scottish Green Energy Awards. The project saw Vital Energi work in partnership with the University to realise the their vision for a campus-wide low carbon energy system by refurbishing an Old paper mill building, transforming it into a state of the…

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