Danish district heating – The heat of the moment

Copenhagen’s district heating relies largely on biomass and waste incineration power plants, but net-zero carbon targets are now…

January 2020 Heating

Fuel for thought – prototype hydrogen gas boilers

Worcester Bosch and Baxi Heating have revealed plans for hydrogen gas boilers. Phil Lattimore looks at the technology,…

January 2020 Heating

Taking the temperature – domestic hot water

A CIBSE roundtable looked at the potential to reduce carbon through low temperature domestic hot water systems –…

January 2020 Heating

Growing interest: using wastewater to heat Britain’s giant greenhouses

To minimise carbon emissions, developers behind two huge greenhouses in East Anglia are using heat from nearby wastewater…

October 2019 Heating

What is the most efficient system for heating zero carbon homes?

What is the most effective way of heating our future zero carbon homes? Chris Twinn has been researching…

October 2019 Heating
Remeha R-Gen CHP

A condensing guide to CHP efficiency

CHP can offer savings in applications with high, constant heat demand, but how designers integrate it will impact…

October 2019 Heating
Hydrogen

In the pipeline – is hydrogen a potential low carbon replacement for natural gas?

Hydrogen is being widely touted as a potential low carbon replacement for natural gas but, for it to…

September 2019 Heating

Roundtable: the importance and appropriateness of material selection when specifying pipework

Appropriate material selection for pipework is essential if HVAC systems are to be fully optimised. At a roundtable…

September 2019 Heating

Case study: Cambridge Central Mosque

Cambridge’s elegant new mosque has comfort and sustainability at its heart thanks to the involvement of the environmental…

July 2019 Heating

Opening the loop – CP3 guide

Open-loop groundwater source heat pumps are poorly understood and little used in the UK. A new code of…

July 2019 Heating

The meaning of life: Comparing whole life carbon for gas and electric heating

As electricity generation reduces its carbon intensity, embodied carbon represents a higher proportion of whole-life carbon. Clara Bagenal…

May 2019 Heating
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How using turmeric waste as biomass cut carbon emissions by 60%

In 2018, GSH Group India won a major environmental award for a project with FMCG firm Kaleesuwari to…

March 2019 Heating
Kings cross canal with buildings

Key changes in the updated Heat Networks Code of Practice

A major update to the Heat Networks Code of Practice includes key performance outputs that allow clients to…

January 2019 Heating

SAP 10: Other factors to consider

Lower carbon factors for grid electricity, in draft SAP 10, will profoundly affect how designers provide heat and…

January 2019 Heating

Playing to the gallery – V&A Dundee’s low carbon strategy

With its bold geometric design in danger of upstaging the exhibits inside, V&A Dundee has been making waves…

January 2019 Heating