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Heat Network Zoning

Objectives of the consultation

The Government sought views on their proposed approach to deliver heat network zoning in England and to identifying areas where heat networks were the most appropriate solution for decarbonising heating: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/proposals-for-heat-network-zoning.

The consultation closed on 19 November 2021.

CIBSE response

CIBSE agree about the potential usefuless of local area energy mapping and planning; this should offer benefits not only for heat networks and heat mapping in general, but also for planning other infrastructure work (including works to the local electricity network for electrical vehicles and tree planting), in order to minimise disruption, costs, and embodied carbon. We recommend referring to the work of the Joint Utilities Group and the Trees Design and Action Group on this.

You can download the full CIBSE response by following the link below.