Implementation steps to large scale district heating

Date of the report

June 2014

Author of the report

Sustainability West Midlands

Purpose of the report

Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands commissioned Sustainability West Midlands to produce a guide to the implementation steps to large scale district heating for use by local authorities in the region. The report provides a guide to the main steps that should be considered by local authorities when embarking on a district heating project and includes sections on:

  • Benefits of district heating
  • When to consider district heating
  • Developing district heating networks
  • Heat production, distribution and metering
  • Heat Networks Funding Stream
  • Procurement
  • Good practice, overcoming barriers and lessons learned
  • Local authority case studies from Birmingham City Council, Coventry City Council, Leicester City Council and Nottingham City Council

Links and contact information

The document is available to download here. For more information contact    

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