Heat Networks: Code of Practice for the UK is the first Code of Practice to be published by CIBSE. It has been produced as a joint project between CIBSE and the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE).
The Code seeks to provide clear and measurable outputs which will ensure that a heat network operates effectively and meets client and customer expectations. Setting minimum standards is a key step to provide greater confidence for specifiers and clients and these can also be included in the tendering/contracting process.
If heat networks are to form a significant part of our future low carbon energy infrastructure in the UK then they need to be designed, built and operated to a high quality to deliver customer satisfaction. This Code has been produced to assist in achieving that aim by raising standards right across the supply chain. Setting minimum (and best practice) standards should provide greater confidence for specifiers and developers. This Code can also be included in the tendering/contracting process to specify minimum requirements for a project.