Innovative system for delivery of low temperature district heating

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Anton Ivanov Ianakiev Jia Michelle Cui Steve Garbett Andrew Filer

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An innovative Low Temperature District Heating (LTDH) local network is developed in Nottingham, supported by REMOURBAN project, part of the H2020 Smart City and Community Lighthouse scheme. It was proposed that a branch emanating from the return pipe of the of the existing district heating system in Nottingham would be created to use low temperature heating for the first time in UK. The development is aimed to extract wasted (unused) heat from existing district heating system and make it more efficient and profitable. Four maisonette blocks of 94 low-raised flats, at Nottingham demo site of the REMOURBAN project will be connected to this new LTDH system. The scheme will provide a primary supply of heat and hot water at approximately 50oC to 60oC. Innovated solutions have been put forward to overcome certain barriers, such as legionella related risks and peak loads during extreme heating seasons and occasional maintenance.

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Anton Ivanov Ianakiev, Dr Anton Ianakiev Reader in Finite Element Modelling, Civil Engineering Department, School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment, 312 Maudslay Building, Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ, UK Phone:0115 848 2611

Dr Anton Ianakiev is a Reader of Finite Element Modelling at the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University. Dr Ianakiev research is focused on sustainable materials and also on applying numerical simulation in heat transfer, structures, energy efficient buildings, low temperature district heating. Dr Ianakiev is leading several tasks in the REMOURBAN H2020 Smart Cities and Communities project. The project aims at the development and validation in three lighthouse cities (Nottingham, Valladolid, Eskisehir) of a sustainable urban regeneration model that leverages the convergence of energy, mobility and ICT sectors to accelerate the deployment of innovative technologies to significantly increase energy efficiency, improve sustainability of urban transport and reduce gas emissions in urban areas. He is also developing research in Smart Heat Networks, where his interests are in the development of low temperature district heating system with distributed energy storage to reduce transmission heat loses and load variations, incorporate renewable sources and use smart metering systems to optimise the heating system and reduce the overall running cost.

Jia Michelle Cui, Jia Michelle Cui Research Fellow REMOURBAN project Civil Engineering Department, School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ, UK

Dr. Jia (Michelle) Cui is a Research Fellow in Energy Efficient Buildings in the Sustainable Built Environment. She is working with Dr. Anton Ianakiev in the implementation of various tasks of the H2020 REMOURBAN project in Nottingham. Dr Cui's current research interests include but not limit to: building performance evaluation and assessment, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) for intelligent buildings, energy efficiency and sustainability in built environment; computational intelligence, occupancy-related built environment; renewable energy and district heating.

Steve Garbett, Steve Garbett District Heating Network Manager Enviroenergy, 12 London Road, Nottingham, NG2 3AB

Steve Garbett is Network Manager (District heating) at Enviroenergy in Nottingham. The company is one of the biggest district heating suppliers in UK and provide the energy production, supply and billing for domestic and business customers across Nottingham. Steve Garbett is a member of the REMOURBAN project team developing innovative Low Temperature District Heating scheme in Nottingham.

Andrew Filer, Andrew Filer Business / Community Development, Enviroenergy, 12 London Road, Nottingham, NG2 3AB

Andrew Filer is responsible for Business and Community Development activities at Enviroenergy in Nottingham. The company is one of the biggest district heating suppliers in UK and provide the energy production, supply and billing for domestic and business customers across Nottingham. Andrew Filer is a member of the REMOURBAN project team developing innovative Low Temperature District Heating scheme in Nottingham.