REHAU’s Renewable Heat Technologies CPD seminar has just been approved by RIBA, giving specifiers an extra incentive to hear it being presented.
The seminar provides a useful overview of technologies including: ground source heat pumps (GSHP), biomass, biogas, anaerobic digestion and solar thermal underground thermal energy storage.
It starts by presenting the basics of the DECC Heat Strategy and provides an introduction to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), including the key criteria for projects to qualify and current tariff levels.
There are then separate sections on the benefits of GSHPs and the different methods of heat extraction via boreholes, thermal piles and interseasonal heat transfer, explanations of how to use biomass with district heating including the DECC National Heat Map, and an analysis of the different types of feedstock suitable for anaerobic digestion.
There is also a useful insight into how to improve the efficiency of ground source energy by recharging collectors with solar energy, effectively creating an underground thermal energy store. There are also details of how to combine ground source energy with district heating.
As a leading global manufacturer and supplier of pre-insulated pipework, manifolds and ground source energy probes, REHAU offers solutions across a range of technologies. The CPD is an educational tool and aims to offer a truly balanced and objective overview. It also includes inspirational examples of schemes worldwide which have been completed using each of the different renewable heat technologies.