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
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
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.