We were proud to sponsor the launch of CIBSE Code of Practice Guide to Surface Water Source Heat Pumps: the Code of Practice for the UK - Harnessing Energy from the Sea, Rivers, Canals and Lakes.
As a currently underused technology in the UK, Surface Water Sourced Heat Pumps (SWSHP) are utilised to great effect in more demanding climates than Britain, often extending to city and regional networks. Harnessing renewable energy from common and natural resources surrounding high density conurbations including water courses, offers a massive opportunity and potential to provide low carbon heating/cooling to buildings.
For SWSHPs to form part of a significant and cos- effective part of our future low carbon energy infrastructure, they need to be designed, built, operated and maintained to a high quality to deliver the expected customer benefits. Outlining all potential options and best practices, the new CIBSE Guide delivers a reference point to be used throughout the project from concept to completion, with benefits and considerations for designers, specifiers, developers and end users.
This Code of Practice (CP2) should therefore have a significant effect on the SWSHP market by boosting confidence in the technical solution and driving new legislative requirements for the development of, and investment in, sustainable and renewable technology.
Produced in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA), the Code of Practice work has also been supported by the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
It aims to raise standards, set minimum requirements for, and suggest best practice procedures, by integrating the supply chain across the whole life of a project.
You can download the Code of Practice from www.cibse.orh/CP2 it is free to CIBSE, HPA and GSHPA members (electronic copies).
CIBSE www.cibse.org | Heat Pump Association www.heatpumps.org.uk | and Ground Source Heat Pump Association www.gshpa.org.uk | you can download the Code of Practice from www.cibse.orh/CP2 - it is free to CIBSE, HPA and GSHPA members (electronic copies).