Mitsubishi Electric have added a new video to their YouTube channel that takes a look at the concept of using a single energy loop to deliver energy efficient heating and cooling in a tower block, between neighbouring buildings, or across an entire community.
The animation begins by looking at how we can use energy from the sun that is captured in lakes and rivers to deliver heat to a building, and shows how the Government has supported and advocated this type of application by producing a dedicated heat map and a Code of Practice on surface water source heat pumps.
It then explores how heat pumps can be readily connected to this energy loop, and used to transfer low grade heat from one part of the building, or even one part of the community to another, and then upgrade it to deliver the necessary cooling or heating to that individual building, office or room.
There are also other advantages for building designers, as using an energy loop in this way can significantly reduce the space required for the building’s services.
District heating is set to play a key role in improving the efficiency and sustainability of heating systems, and 361 Degrees works with local authorities and building owners on these important projects.