Twelve experienced engineers at national M&E consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) have attained accreditation to join the CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) Heat Networks Consultants Register.
CIBSE Heat Networks Consultants are able to advise on the Code of Practice CP1 on Heat Networks, produced by CIBSE and the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) in collaboration with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Rather than simply providing guidance for industry professionals, the code specifies minimum requirements which must be met in order to produce a successful scheme and comply with the code. Accredited Heat Networks Consultants are required to pass an examination which assesses their knowledge and understanding of the code of practice before they are able to join the register.
Speaking of the achievement, Carl Humpage, director at CPW, said: “The ethos that underpins all of the work that we do at CPW is our unwavering commitment to industry standards, personal CPD and ultimately exceeding the expectations of our clients. With this in mind, my fellow consultants and I were keen to achieve this accreditation in order to confidently advise and offer a considered recommendation to each of our clients’ individual requirements.
“District heating networks are now seen as one of the key solutions to deliver a low carbon energy economy, particularly in high heat density areas so they need to be designed, built and operated to a high standard to deliver customer and user satisfaction. Through this new accreditation, our team are now fully prepared to guide our clients so each project connects with the UK’s future low carbon energy infrastructure.”