Combined Heat & Power, District Heating & Cooling, Demand Side Services, Energy Efficiency

District Heating - Good Practice Guide for Local Authorities

Published on 26 January 2012

This report summarises the outcomes and learnings made by the Low Carbon Infrastructure Fund which provided capital support to test a range of decentralised heat generation technologies and approaches. The aim of the fund was to support the development of low-carbon district heating infrastructure, to help local authorities to tackle fuel poverty and provide support to housing supply and regeneration.

District Heating - Good Practice Guide  for Local Authorities | ADE guidance

Source: Home and Communities Agency
Title: District Heating Good Practice: Learning from the Low Carbon Infrastructure Fund

The report is primarily based on interviews with the local authorities and developers involved and supplies a range of case studies. 

All of the case studies aim to demonstrate how, in the right conditions, district heating can achieve CO2 savings in meeting the demands for space and water-heating in existing and new buildings. 

The case studies are: 

  • Cranbrook New Community, East Devon County Council
  • Greenwich Peninsula, London Borough of Greenwich
  • Cranston Estate, London Borough of Hackney
  • Manton and Reynolds Towers, Birmingham City Council
  • Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Council
  • Riverside Dene, Newcastle City Council
  • The Hub and Southside, Nottingham City Council
  • Wood End, Henley Green and Manor Farm (WEHM), Coventry City Council
  • Mayflower Gantry, Southampton City Council
  • Woolston Riverside, Southampton City Council
  • Yarn Street, Aire Valley, Leeds City Council
  • Cambridge and Crescent Towers, Birmingham City Council
  • Hanham Hall, South Gloucestershire District Council
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