The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has launched a new “Guide to Good Practice: Heat Metering for the RHI”.
Written by TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Ltd) in collaboration with B&ES, the guide is designed to assist building owners, designers, specifiers and contractors to install effective heat meters and so secure financial benefits under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The guide has been published electronically via the B&ES website as a “living document” capable of continuous updating, revision and expansion. It has already been the subject of an open consultation with actual and potential stakeholders to encourage collaboration among different industries. The guide is free to B&ES members or can be purchased via their website by non-members.
The launch event was held on Wednesday 18th July at the Museum of Brands in London, hosted by B&ES president Bob Shelley.
TEAM’s Energy Services Director Tony Day who was instrumental in writing the report comments: “This guide will help ensure that heat meters are correctly installed, saving time and money for those wanting to register their renewable heat systems for the RHI. Early experience with the RHI suggests heat metering is the weak link – which this document aims to overcome.”
B&ES’s Head of Sustainability David Frise adds: “It is entirely appropriate that this should be the first document to be published under the B&ES banner. It represents a significant new service to members and to the sector at large, and precedes the launch – later in the year – of the ‘B&ES System Integrator Guide’, which will focus on the ways in which renewable technologies can, with the expert assistance of B&ES members, be integrated most effectively into a building’s overall engineering systems.”
The RHI is a Government-backed measure designed to enable organisations to receive guaranteed payments for each kilowatt-hour of renewable heat produced from eligible systems.