Nottingham aims to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral city by 2028.As part of this drive, low temperature district heating has been trialled in the city via the EU-funded project REMOURBAN. Low temperature district heating (LTDH) technology is an approach long explored to deliver the energy systems of the future. It provides a low temperature transport medium with the capacity and flexibility to incorporate multiple innovative renewable energy generation and storage technologies. It does this through minimising system losses from source to user, these normally inherent in modern high-temperature district heat systems. Nottingham City Homes (NCH), which manages the city’s social housing, is pushing the boundaries with two LTDH pilot projects in Nottingham city centre, one of which is the REMOURBAN-Courts. The REMOURBAN-Courts pilot project includes the retrofit of four two/three-storey maisonette blocks originally built in the 1960s. The buildings range in size, the smallest comprising fourteen homes, and the largest having thirty-one. All of them feature a combination of either two-floor or single-floor apartments. There are ninety-four homes in the full development, the majority having NCH tenants with a small number of private leaseholders (~10%).
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