The basics: What’s the difference between an ambient loop heat network and a 4th generation heat network?

2023-03-16T13:49:14+00:0016 March 2023|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

In this article, we aim to clarify the difference between two types of heat networks: 4th generation and ambient loop. For both, we’ll consider how they are affected by the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations, and how monitoring these types of heat networks can improve performance. What is [...]

How to use Heat Network Efficiency Scheme funding to improve your existing heat networks

2023-03-01T11:07:58+00:0019 January 2023|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

The Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (HNES) is a £32m grant funding scheme to improve the performance of existing heat networks. Guru Systems supported six projects as part of the previous HNES Demonstrator, and in this article we share case studies from two of those projects as well as covering [...]

Be Seen: What are the GLA’s new energy monitoring requirements and how do heat networks comply?

2023-02-27T11:58:25+00:0013 January 2023|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

The London Plan Policy SI 2 sets out the ‘be seen’ requirement for all major development proposals to monitor and report on their actual operational energy performance for at least five years. The ‘Be Seen’ energy monitoring guidance explains how to comply. What is a ‘major development’? Major developments [...]

How to improve heat network performance to help protect residents from gas price rises

2023-02-27T12:01:33+00:0024 February 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Wholesale gas prices have risen sharply this winter and the impact on energy bills has been considerable. The price cap which protects customers who heat their homes using gas boilers had already risen by 12% in October, and will rise again by an unprecedented 54% from April. Despite the [...]

CPD: Capturing and interpreting heat network performance data for designers and developers

2023-02-27T12:02:04+00:0019 January 2022|Categories: CPD|Tags: , , |

From January 2022, Guru Systems will be offering the following CPD Seminar: Capturing and interpreting heat network performance data for designers and developers Summary: Despite good intentions; many UK heat networks do not perform anywhere near their intended efficiency; with network oversizing contributing to the problem. Measuring and reporting on [...]

Using technology to meet CP1 2020 heat network performance management recommendations

2023-02-27T14:28:07+00:009 August 2021|Categories: Archive|Tags: , |

In January 2020 CIBSE and the Association of Decentralised Energy published CP1: Heat networks: Code of Practice for the UK (2020) (also known as CP1 2020). While the original CP1 proved influential in providing minimum standards for heat networks in the UK from design to operation stages, the updated [...]

Using Guru Pinpoint to identify inefficiencies on nine existing heat networks

2023-02-27T12:05:14+00:0017 May 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Throughout 2020, heat networks consultancy FairHeat used Guru Pinpoint to analyse ten existing heat networks as part of a project for the Heat Network Optimisation Opportunities programme funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Guru Pinpoint is an online analytics platform which gives developers, operators, and [...]

Webinar: Towards efficient, low carbon heat networks for social housing

2022-01-09T08:08:44+00:0021 October 2020|Categories: Webinar|Tags: , , , |

On 1 October 2020, Guru Systems, together with FairHeat and Sycous, hosted the webinar Towards efficient, low carbon heat networks for social housing. Watch the recording and download the case studies. Summary Ahead of upcoming regulation and CP1 2020, FairHeat, Guru Systems and Sycous share best practice using case [...]

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