District Energy is recognised as a sustainable and cost-effective solution to the provision of heating, cooling and power and scores highly in environmental assessment schemes such as BREEAM and LEED.
It allows individual buildings not to require their own boilers or chillers whilst complying with Building Regulations Part L requirements that aim to push local authorities to get more involved in sustainability issues.
Thanks to our clients one sees an increased use of District Energy coupled with Combined Heat and Power (CHP) which represents a cornerstone of the Government’s strategy for reducing carbon emissions.
For instance the low carbon energy schemes in Leicester have gone live during 2012, serving 3,000 dwellings across six housing estates, as well as 15 civic buildings, through 7 km of insulated pipework. When all of the first phases are delivered (including the City Council, the University and the Penitentiary centre), the scheme will use a combination of over 5 MW of low carbon gas-fired combined heat & power (CHP) and biomass boilers to achieve CO2 emissions savings of 12,000 tonnes per annum.
We are currently recruiting for these schemes in the UK, especially in London and the east midlands so please feel free to email Steve on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest with Anglo.