District Heat Networks

District heat networks supply heat to a number of buildings or units within a building.

District heat networks supply heat from a central heat source, which could be a boiler, a CHP or heat pumps to a number of buildings or units within a building. In the UK there have been relatively few district heat networks although there are some quite large ones in areas such as the City of London and the Greenwich Peninsular along with other examples.

A district heat network, regardless of fuel type, is more efficient than lots of individual heating systems in terms of the amount of energy required to be burnt to create the heat required.

Government policy announced in Autumn 2015 is looking to encourage further utilisation of district heat networks and they are a tool that could be very suitable for reducing the carbon emissions of a group of buildings and improving their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) score.

Our Energy Team have advised on a number of district heat network projects whether they be an office campus or a group of residential properties or a rural village using biomass.