The Scottish Government aims to encourage sustainability and support progress towards a low carbon economy. Infrastructure development and a supportive business environment are two of the ways this can be achieved. Organisations are therefore being encouraged to consider low carbon heat as a strategic approach to help meet the Government’s carbon reduction targets, reduce costs and address factors such as fuel poverty. Given the housing sector can play a significant role in helping to meet these objectives, the Heat Network Partnership are providing free workshops to support the sector in engaging with low carbon heat, what benefits it can bring and how to develop a strategic approach to district heating implementation.
The ½ day workshops will have a range of speakers including representatives from local government planning, Zero Waste Scotland and the housing sector. Low carbon heat will be introduced along with planning requirements, feasibility studies and design implications for district heating. Case studies of existing district heating networks will be presented and supplier networking will be available to explore schemes in greater detail.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The workshops will be relevant for organisations involved in both private and social housing development. They will focus on both the planning elements of district heating schemes and also consider some high level technical aspects. We would encourage each organisation to send up to two representatives whose role(s) cover these elements.
WHERE AND WHEN?
Two identical ½ day workshops are planned for you to choose the most convenient. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
WHEN: 9:30am – 1pm, 28 February 2018 WHEN: 9:30am – 1pm, 1 March 2018
WHERE: Café Coast, Aberdeen WHERE: Engine Shed, Stirling