District Heating Design
District heating can be an effective means of distributing heat to large, commercial and residential developments to provide central heating and hot water.
A District Energy Network (DEN) can lower the environmental impact, decrease pollution and increase the energy efficiency of the development.
Heat Generation and District Heating Design
The design of a District Energy Network (DEN) depends on a variety of factors, including:
- Heat generated can be used for hot water generation and space heating
- The scale of the development
- Integration of combined heat and power plant
- Integration of air source heat pumps or other renewable heat generators
- Local Authority energy and emission targets
- Incorporation of design standards for diversity and building use/occupation type
- Realistic and cost-conscious commitments in Energy Statements
- District heating designs will be divided into separate parts such as the production area and central boiler plant, the pre-insulated pipes and distribution network and the consumption area and substation.
- Durable components and resilience are essential
- Eliminate unnecessary over-sizing of plant to achieve the lowest capital cost and fuel consumption