Over half the energy used in Scotland is to produce heat for buildings and industrial processes and it is also the largest single source of greenhouse gases. The Scottish Government wants 40,000 homes connected to heat networks and 11% of Scotland's heat coming from renewable sources by 2020. Both these pledges are backed by government financial support. In addition, the National Planning Framework and Scottish Planning Policy envisage local authorities using local plans to encourage district heating in new developments.
This seminar focuses on the practicalities of reaching low or preferably zero carbon by connecting to heat networks (district heating), and examples from Danish cities as well as well as from Scotland are presented.
This event is part of the Liveable City programme, which is organised by the Danish Embassy and supported by The Royal Incorporation Of Architects In Scotland as well as Construction Scotland Innovation Centre. It is also part of The Festival of Architecture.
Professor Janette Webb, Professor of Sociology of Organisations, The University of Edinburgh
Scott Brady, Senior Heat Policy Advisor, Directorate for Energy & Climate Change, The Scottish Government
Dr David Hawkey, Research Fellow, Sustainable Heat and Local Energy, The University of Edinburgh
Søren Hebsgaard Knudsen, Country Manager - Meters, Kamstrup Instrumentation Ltd
Andy Mouat, Carbon manager, Glasgow City Council
Paul Steen, Associate Director, Ramboll
Abby Whitelock, External Network Manager, Vital Energi/SSE
There will be a Site visit to the Athletes Village Energy Centre, courtesy of Vital Energi.
For more information, please contact Ian Manders, The Danish Embassy, +44 207 333 0214
Note: District heating (heat networks) and district cooling is steam, hot water or chilled water produced at a central energy centre and distributed via a network of pre-insulated pipes to individual buildings. In terms of carbon emissions, district heating systems are fuel agnostic. They can also capture waste heat from electricity generation (CHP) and industrial processes.