Heat Networks: Code of Practice for the UK

To ensure that heat networks are designed and operate effectively, the CHPA and CIBSE have brought together industry partners to establish common standards for the development of district heating.

If Heat Networks are to form a significant part of our future low carbon energy infrastructure in the UK then they need to be designed, built and operated to a high standard to deliver customer satisfaction. This Code has been produced to assist in achieving that aim by raising standards right across the supply chain.

Setting minimum (and best practice) standards should provide greater confidence for specifiers and developers. Standards can also be included in the tendering/contracting process to specify minimum standards set out in the Code. The adoption of this Code of Practice by developers could ultimately be used to support marketing by providing assurance to customers and property purchasers that the District Heating scheme has followed a set of design, installation and commissioning standards. The assurance provided by the standards should therefore have a significant effect on the DH market.

The draft code can be viewed and downloaded via this link:

http://www.cibse.org/getmedia/37b074a1-517b-4868-89aa-88947d8ced44/draft-Heat-Networks-Code-of-Practice-for-the-UK.pdf.aspx

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