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Heat Networks: Code of Practice for the UK (CP1)


Heat Networks: Code of Practice for the UK, published 2015, has been produced as a joint project between CIBSE and the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE). It aims improve the quality of the design, build and operation of heat networks.

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If heat networks are to form a significant part of our future low carbon energy infrastructure in the UK, and meet client and customer expectations, then they need to be designed, built and operated to a high quality. This Code has been produced to assist in achieving that aim by raising standards right across the supply chain. Setting minimum (and best practice) standards should provide greater confidence for specifiers and developers. This Code can also be included in the tendering/contracting process to specify minimum requirements for a project.

The Code is written to cover all stages of the development cycle of a project from feasibility through design, construction, commissioning and operation. The core of the Code is structured as follows:

  • The typical sequence of a project by stage from initial brief and feasibility through to operation and maintenance
  • For each project stage, a number of objectives are set
  • For each objective a number of minimum requirements are defined to achieve the objectives

All of these minimum requirements will need to be met if the project is to comply fully with the Code.

The Code may be used either for the entire project or for a particular stage but the greatest value will be obtained when it is followed for all stages.

Publication details

AuthorPaul Woods
PublisherCIBSE and ADE
No. of pages96
Number of books in set1
Date publishedDecember 2015


If you have any specific questions about this publication please contact our Publications Manager David Bleicher on +44 (0)1344 465529 or david.bleicher@bsria.co.uk

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