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CIBSE/ADE Heat Networks Code of Practice launched

A very successful launch of the CIBSE/ADE CP1 Heat Networks Code of Practice was held on the 8th July 2015 alongside a site visit to Pimlico District Heating Undertaking - the oldest DH scheme in the UK.

Watch video highlights below.

Heat NetworksAs chair of the Steering Committee Phil Jones  gave an overview of the Code of Practice to the 100 who attended the launch (despite a tube strike) and covered the Plan of Work and document structure that follows this approach.

Paul Woods, author of the HNs Cop, went through the 6 key themes of the Code highlighting a move to low return temperatures as one of the most important technical DH issues.

David Wagstaff of DECC said "it's great to see you doing something the government really want, the HNs CoP will play a really important part in our heat strategy".

Tim Rotheray Director of the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) said "It's really important that we keep the heat customer in mind when designing these DH systems - we have to make sure the heat customer is happy with the service. The ADE has been working on the Heat Trust Scheme that provides  a customer approach to complement the CIBSE/ADE HNs CoP".  

There was then a very valuable Q&A session followed by some serious networking.

You can find the Code of Practice at (free to CIBSE members) along with information about training in using the Code.

We have also set up a specific feedback discussion group at to capture ongoing comments and issues ready for the next edition in a few years' time. Please do contribute.

We have already developed a second Code of Practice CP2 on Surface Water Source Heat Pumps. This was published in March 2016. More deatils can be found here.