by A Thorne (19-Jul-2011)
This Information Paper is an introductory guide for anyone interested in generating heat using large-scale low-carbon heat sources but who has little or no prior knowledge of the subject. It covers some of the main issues associated with the planning, installation and operation of large-scale low-carbon heating systems, but is not intended to be a technical installation guide. It will help to identify the key characteristics that make a building suitable for the successful installation and operation of such systems.
Indicative costs and benefits are given, as well as sample calculations showing the financial return for a typical household; much of this information can be applied to all types and sizes of building. References in the text provide the reader with authoritative sources of further information on legislative requirements for design, installation, commissioning and control; relevant standards; and details of financial incentives.
This is one in a series of five related Information Papers that encompass the major renewable energy technologies at both individual building and community scale. The other publications in the series cover biomass; photovoltaic systems; ground source heat pumps and low-temperature heating; and solar thermal systems.
Format: A4 8pp