Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings

    SubTitle

    Heat Pumps
    Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        1 Dec 2017
        11104811
        11104811

        Main Summary

          This guidance covers the issues associated with installing a heat pump in a historic building. It describes the different options available and how they work. Advice is also provided on how to minimise the potential damage to the fabric of the building in the design of the installation.

          Before installing a renewable energy technology in a building, all available energy efficiency measures, including low-energy lighting, heating controls and improved insulation, should ideally already have been made.

          This guidance note is aimed at providing advice for building owners and occupiers who are considering installing a heat pump to generate their own energy. It will also be useful for architects, surveyors, building contractors or similar building professionals who need to make the appropriate selection of equipment and method of installation to work within a historic building.

          This guidance note is one of a series of five guidance notes covering the installation of renewables and low carbon technologies such as photovoltaics, solar thermal, hydroelectric and wind.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Caroline Cattini

          Author Information

          Caroline Cattini is a Senior Building Service Engineer for Historic England

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          22

          Number of Pages

          28

          ISBN

          9781848025172

          Contents

            Introduction
            What is a heat pump?
            System options
            Planning the installation
            Heat distribution systems
            Maintenance and working life
            Incentive schemes
            Glossary
            Where to get advice
            Acknowledgements

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