communal heating Articles

  • Free eguide explains latest changes to heat network UK regulations

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy Limited has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. Important updates to the ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • How to take the headache and financial risk out of managing community heating

    The environmental benefits of community heating and the potential to deliver affordable energy to social housing residents are widely acknowledged, but many housing providers are put off by the complexity of managing such schemes and the financial risk involved. Social housing metering and billing specialist ENER-G Switch2 has ...


    By ENER-G

  • Storing Heat Underground

    Underground thermal energy storage (UTES) is a system that uses inter-seasonal heat storage, storing excess heat from the summer for use in winter heating, and the cooling potential from winter for cooling in summer. A cost-effective, low-energy and low-risk proven renewable technology, UTES reduces carbon emissions by up to 60% and is becoming an increasingly popular choice for residential, ...


    By Boode Waterwell Systems

  • Heating up natural remediation

    Manjit Kahlon of Provectus Group Ltd describes how it investigated the effect of thermally enhanced soil vapour extraction (TESVE) on indigenous microbial communities and the potential for subsequent biological polishing of chlorinated solvents Field trials were done at the Western Storage Area (WSA) of Harwell in Oxfordshire, a former nuclear research site being decommissioned by Research Sites ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Basin Electric - wind and waste heat

    Location: Waste Heat Recovery projects in Culbertson, MT and Garvin, MN – Wind Projects Located in South Dakota and North Dakota Project Start Dates: 2009 – 2011 Element Markets is helping Chevrolet meet its CO2 reduction goal, and simultaneously helping a large Midwest power cooperative earn revenues needed to support its clean energy projects. This ...


    By Element Markets LLC

  • Much light, little heat efficiency

    Energy efficiency in the US is much light and little heat – literally.  Government policy pays a great deal of attention to saving electricity, but focuses little on the thermal energy we waste.  “Policy is electricity-centric in the US. Unless you are making kilowatts, the most efficient investments are off the radar,” said Rob Thornton, president of the ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Combined Heat and Power – Questions and Answers

     1. What are the benefits of CHP for business?   combined heat and power (CHP) is a well-proven technology, recognised worldwide as a cleaner alternative to traditional centralised generation. Its long-term future in the global energy markets is secured by CHP's ability to provide a multitude of financial, ...


    By ENER-G

  • Malvern Community Hospital, Worcestershire - case study

    ENER-G delivered a solution that combines two low carbon technologies – a ground source heat pump system and a combined heat and power (CHP) unit - as part of the eco-friendly design brief set by Interserve, which was contracted by Worcestershire Primary Care Trust to build the £17.7 million new hospital. The 24-bed hospital will utilise renewable geothermal energy for heating, ...


    By ENER-G

  • Nigeria `must close climate change communication gap`

    Nigeria must close a "communication gap" to ensure that vital information on climate change-related events reaches all those who could use it to help minimise their impact, the head of the country's meteorological body has warned. Speaking at the yearly meeting of the African Science Academies, held ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Community Glass Recycling Project: ACI Glass Packaging

     To increase glass recycling, ACI Glass and local councils in regional New South Wales targeted clubs, pubs and restaurants for collection of recyclable glass. The clubs, pubs and restaurants have also profited from the recycling of their waste, some saving thousands of dollars a year. The key to the success of this campaign was the sharing of recycling costs, benefits and responsibilities - ...


  • Dockside Green Community Illuminated with Solar Area Lighting

    Client: Dockside Green Location: Victoria, British Columbia Canada Equipment: EverGEN Solar Area Lighting with BetaLED THE EDGE fixture Building a “Green” Community Carmanah solar area lighting is helping Dockside Green move forward in the development of an eco-friendly community that offers ...

  • Electric vehicles powering communities through natural disasters

    Mass power outages and blackouts have always been of great concern during and after natural disasters. In addition to the devastation that can occur from flooding, collapsed buildings, and disruptions to basic infrastructure, the absence of electricity can shut down basic communications systems, adding to the anxieties of those most critically affected. While much discussion revolves around what ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UVC helps cut heating costs in jails

    If you think it’s hard to get HVAC money for schools and similar public buildings, there is a harder nut to crack: correctional facilities. It can be even more difficult to get additional funds appropriated to improve conditions in buildings where people are incarcerated. Compounding the problem, many correctional facility employees are in close proximity with the inmate community daily. ...


    By E-CO

  • Things are heating up in the not so frozen North

    The publication of a US Geological Survey (USGS) on potential fossil fuel resources beneath the shrinking polar ice cap has highlighted what could become the next great play in the global energy market. Circumpolar countries are already staking overlapping territorial claims to this vast territory and the prospect of a new polar sea route between Asia and Europe has reignited Canada-US tensions ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Small-scale heat and power at B.C. mills

    Fred Scott introduced the B.C. Bioenergy Network (BCBN) as an alliance between Pristine and Nexterra Energy Corp. BCBN is a network of 15–20 individuals, with 10 MW power plants located across B.C. at mill operations in forest communities. Nexterra has developed a proprietary gasification technology that “takes wood waste material and [produces] clean burning synthetic gas or syngas,” Scott said. ...

  • On rooftops worldwide, a solar water heating revolution

    The harnessing of solar energy is expanding on every front as concerns about climate change and energy security escalate, as government incentives for harnessing solar energy expand, and as these costs decline while those of fossil fuels rise. One solar technology that is really beginning to take off is the use of solar thermal collectors to convert sunlight into heat that can be used to warm ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Harnessing the Sun`s Energy for Water and Space Heating

    The pace of solar energy development is accelerating as the installation of rooftop solar water heaters takes off. Unlike solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that convert solar radiation into electricity, these "solar thermal collectors" use the sun's energy to heat water, space, or both. China had an estimated 168 million square meters (1.8 billion square feet) of rooftop solar thermal collectors ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • US climate change debate heats up

    Achieving progress in cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions and preventing serious global warming is never easy. But just how difficult a task that is became clear at a series of recent meetings across the US held to discuss the Obama administration’s latest plans for tackling climate change. Those plans, announced in early June by the government’s ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Fuel Cells for Hospitals, Apartments and Small Communities (100+ kW)

    A 400 kW PureCell by UTC Power When it comes to larger fuel cell applications such as hospitals, apartment buildings and small communities there are only so many fuel cell companies ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

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