communal heating scheme 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

  • The Aberdeen Heat and Power district energy schemes - Case Study

    District energy schemes seemed to be the right decision for the Aberdeen City Council (ACC). They had conducted a study of its housing stock and established that the multi-storey buildings (of which they have 59 in Aberdeen) were too expensive to heat. These buildings also had lower energy ratings, thus people living in them were subject to high energy bills. In 2002, as one of the results of the ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 - ...


  • Carbon Reduction Versus Affordable Warmth - the district heating challenge

    Government and European Legislation, Building Regulations and planning requirements are driving the residential new build sector to consider and adopt technologies such as bio-diesel boilers, biomass boilers and heat pumps to support the delivery of low carbon developments. However, some of these more ‘exotic’ solutions have high fuel costs, compared to traditional technologies or ...


    By ENER-G

  • District heating points way forward for energy prepayment revolution

    Ofgem, which has called energy prepayment the option of 'last resort', has announced a price cap for customers until the roll-out of smart meters in 2020. But smart metering is already being widely used in the district heating sector, where it is revolutionising prepayment and reducing energy bills. Customer friendly smart meters are fast making prepayment the first choice option for thousands of ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Sherwood Energy Village - case study

    Local community project harnesses heat pump technology to build a sustainable future. Sherwood Energy Village (SEV) is a former colliery site in the East Midlands. In 1994 following the colliery’s closure the local community tasked itself with bringing sustainable development into the mainstream. ENER-G’s low cost sustainable heat pump technologies provided the SEV with a local ...


    By ENER-G

  • What does decarbonising the UK actually mean?

    How can we get further up the road to decarbonising the UK, and what can we learn from other countries? When the North Sea gas was found by accident at a water well in the German city of Hamburg in 1911, it is doubtful they knew that the discovery would be the toast of British energy companies in years to come. North Sea gas, extracted from the many oilfields that have been ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Case Study - Kirkdale Manor

    “In today’s climate of escalating oil prices and concern for the environment, Kirkdale Manor stands as a testament to forward thinking.” John Greenway, MP for Ryedale, speaking at the opening of Kirkdale Manor Biomass Energy Centre. Kirkdale Manor is a spectacular residential development on the edge of the village of Nawton, 3 miles east of ...


    By LandEnergy Limited

  • Decentralised energy: powering a sustainable future

    With rising fuel prices putting households under pressure, Helen Andrews Tipper, Public Sector Energy Programmes Manager, explains how decentralised energy schemes provide an alternative solution How we generate and consume energy is perhaps the most significant threat to economic and social wellbeing that we face today. Already high energy prices are only predicted to keep rising. Our ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Adams foods boosts green performance with ENER-G - case study

    Dairy products company Adams Foods is achieving impressive carbon performance at its factory in Staffordshire thanks to combined heat and power (CHP) technology supplied by sustainable power group ENER-G. The 150kW CHP unit is part of an environmental management programme at the factory. Since full commissioning of the CHP system in June 2010 it has achieved carbon savings of 476 tonnes ...


    By ENER-G

  • Hospital - Birmingham Heartlands - case study

    The combined heat and power (CHP) scheme delivered by ENER-G enables the hospital to generate its own electricity in a purpose designed Energy Centre, cutting emissions of CO2 by 5,600 tonnes per year – the equivalent of a forest of 560,000 trees – as well as reducing other harmful green house gases such as Sulphur Dioxide. Birmingham Heartlands is a major general hospital managed by ...


    By ENER-G

  • Technological solutions for thermal applications: a focal point for Expobioenergía 2011

    51% of all visitors are in search of heat generation solutions With more than 40% of all registered exhibitors offering related products and services, the heat generating capacity of biomass looks set to become one of the focal points at Expobioenergía 2011. Indeed, energy generation for heating and SHW systems today represent far more attractive business opportunities than gas and oil, ...

  • Our top tips to retailers to improve environmental efficiency

    Waste Management Improve landfill diversion rates and reduce costs with rising landfill tax and waste management costs: Contact suppliers or head office to improve waste management by reducing the amount of packaging used or implementing take back schemes therefore eliminating waste Review waste storage facilities – ensure sufficient quantity of bins, labelling of ...

  • Acting on disaster warnings: Don`t miss the human factor

    We need to understand why some people act on early warnings while others ignore them, says disaster preparedness specialist Sudhir Kumar. The Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami of 11 March 2011 challenged global ideas about responding to disasters. It showed that structural defences alone, such as breakwaters, coastal dykes and tidal barriers, cannot provide protection ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Regional Development Agency case study

    Company Overview A Regional Development Agency (RDA) which combines an economic development role with community, cultural and Language-development activities. The RDA sponsors hundreds of companies that employ approximately 9,000 people. It is estimated that the RDA building stock of approximately 300 buildings, comprising 300,000 m2 of floor area, has CO2 emissions of 44,089 ...


    By Enerit Ltd

  • Talking Trash: The world`s waste management problem

    Trash is a pervasive but unnoticed part of our lives. The great irony of waste management is that even the most efficient and well-run waste collection programs remain out of sight, ignored by the public that they serve. Only with failure does the omnipresence of trash really come to light. Today, many nations face a looming waste management crisis, as their landfills reach capacity and continue ...

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