by J Williams (02-Dec-2010)
This Information Paper highlights the possibilities of decentralised energy (DE) and provides advice on how to address the issues involved. It is informed by BRE’s practical experience of working with the Greater London Authority in implementing the London Plan’s energy policies and supporting developers in introducing schemes to other parts of the UK. It aims to provide a clear understanding of the issues involved in implementing DE in large new developments, and how to overcome these issues to create sustainable developments that are energy and carbon efficient.
Illustrations: 3 line drawings, 1 photo
What is decentralised energy and why use it?
Where to use decentralised energy
How to plan decentralised energy in new developments
-Allocating space for an energy centre
-Identifying heat network infrastructure routes
-Optimising the size of combined heat and power systems
-Integrating other low-carbon technologies (Heat pumps. Biomass boilers. Solar thermal systems)
-Partnering to grow the scheme
References and Further reading