Aberdeen Heat & Power works with a range of partners and stakeholders, providing guidance and advice on the development and operation of networks and how to connect to them. Among them are policymakers, property developers, architects, and contractors.
Across local and central government and academia, policymakers are interested in the role of heat networks in delivering key goals, including…
- Addressing fuel poverty
- Mitigating climate change
- Adapting to the impact of climate change
- Urban regeneration and resilience
Aberdeen Heat & Power can provide practical case studies highlighting how heat networks address all these issues, and we can also offer visits to our energy centres to showcase our solutions on the ground.
There are different parameters involved in configuring heat network connections, and AH&P can advise contractors how to adapt their existing plumbing, electrical, and other skills to this type of energy supply. Traditional internal systems — both radiator and pipework-based or underfloor heating — work well with heat networks and we can deliver support in bringing the two together.
We are also developing training modules to further expand the skills base across Aberdeen.
Using traditional heating systems places significant constraints on architects. For example, internal heating plant needs space and must be located on or near external walls to allow flues to be installed.
Connecting to a heat network instantly removes this obstacle, while allowing the internal radiators and pipework to remain the same. Our heat networks also work well with underfloor heating.
Overall, connecting to a heat network helps architects and designers meet both residential and commercial planning requirements and building codes while also providing end users with effective, controllable heat.
If you’d like some guidance on incorporating our heat networks into a commercial or residential design, please get in touch.
The Scottish Government has announced that after 2024 no new connections to the gas grid will be authorised. At the same time, more and more local authorities are now stipulating that new developments have low-carbon heating. Connecting to a heat network therefore offers a simple, cost-effective solution.
Do you have new build or refurbishment projects in Aberdeen? If so, please contact us on 01224 580058 to find out more.