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Apartment innovations 2: heat pumps powering heat networks

Topic: heating, District heating, heat network, Air-source heat pump, Net zero, Heat pump, Waste heat

Because fifth-generation heat networks use disseminated power sources, they can make use of air, ground or water-source heat pumps even if heat pumps alone cannot heat water to the required flow temperature. To be cost-effective, heat pumps are likely to need local waste heat sources.

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Apartment innovations 2: heat pumps powering heat networks

Apartment innovations 1: fifth generation heat networks

Topic: heating, District heating, heat network, Net zero, Domestic hot water, Low temperature heat network, Fifth generation, 5th generation, Regulation

Fifth-generation heat network technology uses disseminated energy sources and low flow temperatures, enabling utilisation of multiple waste heat sources and limiting heat energy lost from piping. It may make heat networks efficient enough for some apartment blocks although heat networks need to be regulated to...

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Apartment innovations 1: fifth generation heat networks

Can district heating make housing more efficient ?

Topic: heating, Future Homes, District heating, heat network, Efficiency, Energy

District heating schemes use a single powerplant to provide heating and hot water to many buildings. They have been promoted as important in decarbonising the British economy but their dependence on gas limits their carbon efficiency and heat is lost as it is distributed which causes internal gains.

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Can district heating make housing more efficient ?