Code is step to quality assurance scheme

Significant CP1 update focuses on verification of network performance

CP1: Heat Networks Code of Practice has had a major update to reflect feedback from the industry, changes in regulation, and results from research projects.

The new edition is a significant update on the 2015 version, which was successful in establishing minimum standards to improve the quality of district heating projects and in influencing the procurement of heat networks.

The updated code now makes compliance with CP1 easier to verify and check, with a series of fully integrated checklists providing a more structured and robust toolkit.

It is hoped that it will support the development of a wider heat networks quality assurance scheme, and contribute to the regulation and decarbonisation of the heat sector.

Phil Jones, chair of the CP1 steering committee and CIBSE CHP and District Heating Group, said in the introduction: ‘There is a clear need to gather a more detailed evidence base and much more work is needed to develop further guidance and verification in the long term.’