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District heating design: Putting users first

District heating design: Putting users first

Heat networks will play a critical role in decarbonising our economy. The UK’s densely populated urban centres provide the perfect backdrop for heat investment. This guide will help those investing in heat networks and those developing new-housing to be better informed about employing a user-first design philosophy.

With the anticipated growth in the heat network market, this paper provides heat network users and investors some key issues to consider and can help ensure they are asking the right questions of their designers, builders and consultants.

The guide highlights that a user-first design philosophy and adherence to agreed best practice standards is a key way in which developers can play a role in reducing the UK’s carbon emissions.

Key findings you will learn from reading this paper include:

  • End-users must be considered from the outset – establishing a consistent and accurate approach to billing is hugely important for the project’s success.
  • No two heat networks are ever the same – it must provide heating and DHW to each dwelling while minimising costs and increasing efficiency.
  • A well-designed heat network is capable of alleviating fuel poverty by reducing end-user’s bills, cutting carbon emissions and reducing maintenance costs.

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