Quality assured: regulating the heat network industry

With investment in heat networks expected to rise exponentially, the government is proposing mandatory testing to ensure the new wave of low carbon district heating delivers performance and value for consumers. Alex Smith reports

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Networking opportunities: highlights from the CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium

The first day of the CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium started by focusing on upcoming heat network regulations and ended with a Bronze medal for overheating expert Susie Diamond. Andy Pearson reports


Taking the waters: recovering heat from the Roman Baths

Heat from Bath’s hot springs is being used to warm surrounding buildings including the new Clore Learning Centre. Andy Pearson finds out how Buro Happold extracting heat from the mineral-rich waters of the Roman Baths

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Heat in a box: the local route to green hydrogen

Producing hydrogen using local renewables and innovative storage could see carbon-neutral hydrogen soon being used to heat buildings, according to Baxi and H2GO, who are behind a government trial of the concept. Alex Smith reports


Making a splash: recovering heat from mini data centres for leisure centres

A project that uses waste heat from a mini data centre to warm a public swimming pool in Devon hit the headlines last month. Molly Tooher-Rudd talks to the company behind the technology and hears about its ambitious plans to deploy ‘digital boilers’ in every sector

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