By 2050 ghg emissions need to be eliminated from buildings which will require taking the carbon out of heat supplies, managing demand through energy and resource efficiency and replacing fossil fuels with low carbon alternatives.
The UK Heat Strategy 2012 sets out the framework for the movement to low carbon heat across the country, whether its heat pumps and biomass boilers in homes, business receiving renewable heat incentive for the generation of heat or large scale district heating systems.
Substantial changes to the UK's buildings and energy infrastructure are required and Local Authorities will be looking to integrate heat networks with plans for urban growth and regeneration as illustrated at the Olympic Park in Stratford. This gives developers an opportunity to deliver sustainable developments and finance energy infrastructure off balance sheet potentially via Community Infrastructure Levies.
On a building level, thermal requirements in Building Regulations are moving towards the 2016 Zero Carbon Homes target and the 2019 Zero Carbon Non domestic buildings target, thus further raising carbon reduction standards by reducing heat loss and providing opportunities for on-site renewable energy technologies.
Whether at a single building level or development of a District Heating network to serve a major mixed use scheme we can help you structure projects, identify the right partners and funding to deliver your energy obligations in a cost effective manner.