Heat Networks

Heat Networks – Single Heat Source Systems

As a Country, we spend a massive £32 billion a year on heating, which accounts for around a third of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Heat networks can aid significant CO2 and financial savings.  A heat network, or district heating, uses a single heat source to supply multiple buildings with thermal energy that can be used for space heating, hot water and even cooling.


Buildings are connected to the single source via insulated piping which is most commonly placed underground or through interconnected buildings.

Business Benefits

> Reduce fuel and maintenance costs – Our heat networks are intelligent and efficient, reducing fuel waste. Consolidating multiple heat sources can reduce maintenance costs.

> Sell thermal energy at competitive prices – become an independent, local provider of heat to businesses or residents.

Variety of heat sources – Biomass fuels, heat recovery and biogas can all be used to generate carbon neutral, cost-effective thermal energy.

Scale and scope to meet your needs – connect buildings on a single site, facilities on separate sites or communities and monitor usage through individual metering. Each building can utilise the thermal energy independently, whether they require space heating, hot water or cooling.

Environmental Benefits

> Reduced GHG emissions – Carbon neutral fuel technologies such as biomass boilers and biogas CHPs/boilers are very well suited to heat networks.

No short cycling – Smart heat networks use heat stores to ensure demand is met, reducing fuel wastage.

Shaw Renewables Biomass Biogas renewable energy

We are members of the CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineerswho have produced the Heat Networks Code of Practice for the UK. We are also listed on the Register of CIBSE Certification Heat Networks Consultants.