Heat pump sales are expected to nearly double in 2021, concluded from a survey conducted by the Heat Pump Association where manufacturers where asked about their advanced ordering • A new edition of the Heat Networks Code of Practice has been published by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, reflecting industry learnings • Carbon capture trial at Energy-from-Waste facilities connected to district heating networks announced • Read more about sustainable heating and cooling developments in the United Kingdom in the January news update
In a survey conducted by the Heat Pump Association (HPA), which represents around 95% of the UK market share for heat pump manufacturers, it was found that the total number of air and ground source heat pumps planned for delivery by the association’s manufacturing members in 2021 was 67,000. This is nearly twice the number of heat pumps currently held in stock by manufacturers.
The estimate demonstrates the increased confidence of heat pump manufacturers following the UK government’s announcement of the Ten Point Plan, which includes a target of 600,000 domestic heat pumps installed by 2028. In order to achieve this target, industry stakeholders such as the UK Energy Research Centre have called for better supporting policy
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published a second edition of Heat Networks: Code of Practice. The first edition, published jointly by CIBSE and ADE in 2015, established minimum standards to achieve improved quality of heat networks projects from concept to operation and procurement. Building on the first edition, the new edition reflects new industry learnings and feedback and provides more robust compliance processes in the form of fully integrated checklists.
Veolia operates 10 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities in the UK, powering roughly 400,000 homes by generating electricity from the transformation of non-recyclable waste. Some of these facilities use combined heat and power (CHP) technology to provide communities with heat via district heating networks.
The new project in collaboration with Carbon Clean will utilise the EfW facilities to demonstrate the effectiveness of its patented carbon capture technology. The technology is capable of extracting and converting residual carbon dioxide from flue gas combustion into a new commodity suitable for further use.
Sweden is at the forefront of decentralised heat networks technology. Our aim for “Sustainable Heating & Cooling by Sweden” is to facilitate knowledge sharing between British, French and Swedish stakeholders and develop and encourage environmental and economic best practice.
To find out how we can help you and your organisation, please contact our London or Paris-based “SHC” teams. We can introduce you to leading consultants, suppliers of technology and services who will be pleased to share know-how of the development of sustainable heating & cooling solutions.