New Code of Practice for District Heating
A Code of Practice has been produced as a joint project between CIBSE and the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE).
The UK Government has recognised the role in which Heat Networks can play in lowering carbon emissions from the energy sector.
In order for this to be successful, they need to be designed, built and operated to a high standard to deliver customer satisfaction.
EnviroPipe Ltd has fully embraced this code of practice, having recognised the importance and benefits that they will bring to the successful development of the burgeoning sector.
Jason Bell, managing director of EnviroPipe Ltd commented: “As one of the sector’s leading contractors, we of course know how these systems are installed correctly, but with an increasing number of new companies entering the sector, we need to make sure that they have the correct guidance to maintain standards.”
“Failure to do so could see a repeat of the poor quality installations that were rife throughout the 1970s and this must not be allowed to happen.”
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.
For further details, please visit the following link http://www.cibse.org/knowledge/consultations/closed-consultations/heat-networks-code-of-practice-for-the-uk