Non-domestic buildings - heating systems: research report

Research we commissioned from Locogen to provide a set of case studies on the installation of zero direct emissions heating systems in both new and existing non-domestic buildings. Provides key insights on the challenges and opportunities in decarbonising these buildings.

List of abbreviations

ASHP Air Source Heat Pump

BMS Building Management System

BREEAM Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method

CARES Community and Renewable Energy Scheme

CHP Combined Heat and Power

COP Coefficient of Performance

DHN District Heat Network

DNO Distribution Network Operator

EPC Energy Performance Certificate

GSHP Ground Source Heat Pump

LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

LCITP Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme

MVHR Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery

NBHS New Build Heat Standard

RHI Renewable Heating Incentive

SEEP Scottish Energy Efficiency Program

SBEM Simplified Building Energy Model

SME Small and Medium Enterprise

VRF Variable Refrigerant Flow

WSHP Water Source Heat Pump

ZDEH Zero Direct Emission Heating

ZWS Zero Waste Scotland



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