Heat networks invite feedback on Code of Practice checklists

Assessors required to use checklists to give feedback on methods for implementing them

Heat network pipes

CIBSE, with the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), are asking for feedback on a new scheme that allows clients to hold suppliers to account over the performance of heat networks installed using the Heat Networks Code of Practice CP1.

These ‘client checklists’ have been designed to allow clients to check that their heat network has been installed to minimum standards set out in CP1, and to give them confidence that their scheme is of high quality and will provide low cost, low carbon heat.

The consultation will allow assessors to use the checklists to give feedback on all aspects of the proposed system, as well as the methods for implementing them, to ensure that they are fit for purpose, and inspire confidence in the Code and their heat network.

The checklist approach will help clients to build up an ‘evidence pack’ of information – including measures of performance at every stage in the project – that can be used to set targets and against which the success of the scheme can be assessed.

The Heat Networks Code of Practice was launched in June 2015, and includes the minimum technical requirements and standards that are assessed by the checklists.

The consultation closes on 9 September. Responses should be submitted using the response form at www.cibse.org/CP1checklists

The checklists will be trialled later this year.