Heat pump guide for non-residential buildings

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AM17: Heat pumps for large non-residential buildings was published by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Arup worked as a technical writer under the direction of the CIBSE technical team supported by a steering group made up of representatives from developers, owners, occupiers, designers, installers, operators, manufacturers and contractors. other specialists.

The best practices guide can be downloaded* and used free of charge.

Energy Minister Lord Callanan writes in his foreword to the document: “Heat pumps are a proven and scalable technology for decarbonising heat and will play an important role in reducing the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels and in securing our own energy independence We will grow from around 35,000 heat pumps installed per year to 600,000 per year by 2028. This is the minimum market size that will need to be on the well on its way to delivering a net zero in all future heat scenarios.

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“Consumers should be as happy – if not happier – with a low-carbon heating system as they are with a fossil equivalent. Poor quality installations of any heating system can lead to overheating or underheating of properties, dampness, higher energy bills and, at worst, could be dangerous.

He added: “This free user guide will be of great value to the industry and will help to ensure that large heat pump installations can be carried out safely and to a high standard.”

Arup Associate Director Mike Edwards said: “Arup has been designing heat pump systems for large non-residential buildings for a number of years, serving developments ranging from Lords Cricket Ground to our own London offices. Our in-depth knowledge of these systems, as well as collaboration with CIBSE, BEIS and the Project Steering Group who have experience in their design, manufacture, installation and real-world operation, informed our AM17 author”

* AM17 is available for free download from the CIBSE website here

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Marjorie N. McClure