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A1481 Introduction to Heat Networks Code of Practice

22 March 2017 10:00 - 17:00

222 Balham High Road

SW12 9BS

A1481 CIBSE members rate £265.00

A1481 1 Day Course Non Members Rate (ex VAT) £285.00

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CPD Hours

Key areas

This is a one day course aimed at providing an introduction to Heat Networks and the CoP for those who are involved in developing Heat Networks and those using or specifying the CoP.

  • Gain a general understanding of Heat Networks
  • Gain an understanding of the aims of the CoP
  • Gain an understanding of how the CoP should be used
  • Gain an overview of some of the key requirements of the CoP for contract specification
  • Gain an overview of the benefits of the CoP for the consumer

Course content

Session 1: Introduction to Heat Networks

  • What is a Heat Network?
  • Components of a Heat Network
  • Why use and where to use Heat Networks?
  • Benefits of Heat Networks
  • Development and current uptake of Heat Networks
  • Types of new networks
  • Challenges for developing heat networks
  • Issues for poor design and common causes of problems
  • Key aims for all networks
  • Efficient heat network design

Session 2: Introduction to the Code of Practice

  • Why is a Code needed?
  • Aims of the Code
  • How is the Code is Structured
  • The Heat Networks Plan of Work
  • Plan of Work Stages
  • Goals
  • Responsibilities
  • Objectives
  • How to use the CoP
  • Future development of the Code

Session 3 Part 1: Exercise

Session 3 Part 2:

  • Specifying with the Code
  • Commissioning a project and agreeing contracts
  • Defining appropriate service levels, checking & monitoring performance
  • Achieving sufficient accuracy of peak heat demands and annual consumption
  • Identifying the most suitable low carbon heat sources and location of an energy centre
  • Selecting suitable operating temperatures for heat network routes, pipe sizes and costs
  • Developing preferred business structures, contract strategy and procurement strategy
  • Selecting suitable building interfaces, direct or indirect connections
  • Achieving efficient heat distribution within multi-use buildings and reducing overheating
  • Construction to Operation

Session 4: Implications for Customers Ensuring consumer benefits

  • Which? Report
  • The Energy Efficiency Directive
  • Heat Customer Protection Scheme
  • District specific strategy
  • The importance of customer satisfaction
  • DH schemes need to offer reliability, cost and energy benefits against alternative systems
  • Key Risks: not providing sufficient information and failing to deliver a high service standard
  • Providing reports on energy supply / use and bills that are clear and informative
  • Developing communications that meet customer expectations
  • Agreeing obligations to be met by customers
  • Why and how to use the Code
  • Key principles of an efficient heat network

Course timings

Registration is open from 09.00 
Start Time: 09:30
Latest finish: 17:00



Members *early booking: £300 (£250 ex VAT)
Members standard rate: £318 (£265 ex VAT)

Non members *early booking: £324 (£270 ex VAT)
Non members standard rate: £342 (£285 ex VAT)

*early booking is applicable if booked upto 2 weeks before course date


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A1481 CIBSE members rate £265.00

A1481 1 Day Course Non Members Rate (ex VAT) £285.00