The Decentralised Heating Awards was held online this year and was hosted by Head of Policy at The Association for Decentralised Energy, Caroline Bragg. Comsof Heat was shortlisted for an award in the Design Innovation category, for the Glasgow study which investigated if a central heating network is feasible for the centre city.
Heat Vision 2030 is a project that aims to deploy district heating across the United Kingdom in order to help them meet carbon-neutral targets by 2030. Comsof Heat and fellow colleagues, conducted a study to find out if it’s possible for district heating networks to be deployed across the UK in this timeframe. We focused on the city of Glasgow, as we found the city is an ideal candidate for this study due to its dense city center located next to a constant source of heat from the river Clyde, and because the Glasgow City Council has clear ambitions to be carbon neutral by 2030.
Ultimately the shortlist candidates were incredibly impressive and we are honoured to be listed among them. The award for the category of Design Innovation was presented to the London Borough of Islington for the Bunhill 2 project. Bunhill 2 uses waste heat from the London Underground’s Tube network to provide lower-cost, greener heat to nearby homes, a school, and two leisure centres.
Watch this video to learn about all the nominees for the Design Innovation category:
Decentralised Energy Awards Shortlist 2020: Heat and Efficiency - Design Innovation from The ADE on Vimeo on Vimeo.
Winners from other categories included the first online virtual marketplace allowing community participants to sell surplus decentralised power, and the first subsidy-free solar farm installed by a local authority.
Congratulations to all the winners – and see you in person next year!