Overcoming Practical Challenges and Implementing Low-Carbon Heat in the UK: Lessons from the Balanced Energy Network (BEN) at LSBU

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Arif, M, Gillich, A, Ford, A and Wang, Y (2018). Overcoming Practical Challenges and Implementing Low-Carbon Heat in the UK: Lessons from the Balanced Energy Network (BEN) at LSBU. CIBSE Technical Symposium. London 12 - 13 Apr 2018
AuthorsArif, M, Gillich, A, Ford, A and Wang, Y
Abstract

The challenge of decarbonisation of UK heating energy by 2050, highlights the need for efficient electric heating and a dramatic increase in the rollout of heat networks. Many studies consider low-carbon heat at a theoretical level, however there is a gap in understanding the implementation challenges, particularly for existing stock. The paper presents the integration of electrified heat into existing building distribution systems and demonstrates how a Balanced Energy Network BEN system can assist in overcoming practical challenges to achieve to retrofit low carbon heat to existing building distribution systems. The BEN system delivers a low-carbon, efficient and sustainable energy solution. It is analysed and evaluated as a concept through to becoming a live project. Key implementation challenges and learning outcomes are discussed.

KeywordsBalanced Energy Network; Heat Pump; Cold Water Heat Network; Heat Exchanger,; Demand Side Response
Year2018
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CC BY 4.0
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Print13 Apr 2018
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Deposited16 Aug 2018
Accepted12 Apr 2018
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