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SSE To Help Decarbonise 5000 Homes In Major London Retrofit Project

The title of this post, is the same as that of this news item on SSE.

These three paragraphs outline the work.

SSE Energy Solutions has agreed a deal with Berkeley Homes that will help to decarbonise a heat network for up to 5,000 homes in London, thought to be one of the largest retrofits of its kind in the country.

An Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) system will be installed to supply the homes on an existing district heating network at the Woolwich Arsenal site after several options were considered, including the use of waste heat and ground and river source solutions. An ASHP was chosen as the best low carbon, low tariff option over the length of the supply contract.

The system will be installed in nearby Wellington Park where a new landscape will be created through a unique planting scheme that broadens the biodiversity of the area by responding to the microclimate. The ASHP will connect directly to the existing district heating network pipes, reducing the carbon content of the heat provided by the network.

It strikes me, that no new housing estates or blocks of flats, should be built without a district heating system.

In this example, SSE are able to decarbonise a large number of houses and flats, by just replacing a boiler with an air source heat pump.

Just imagine the hassle if five-thousand individual boilers had to be replaced.

April 18, 2023 - Posted by | Energy | , , , ,

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