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Environmental information

energetik’s community energy networks have been designed from the ground up to be better for the environment. It works like central heating for a whole community. There’s one shared heat source to supply lots of homes and businesses instead of each having an individual boiler. In this way the networks benefit from economies of scale, and we can monitor everything centrally to keep a close eye on emissions and performance.

The heat we supply will not only be better value than traditional technologies based on oil and gas, it will significantly improve local air quality. Our heat network produces less carbon emissions than other heating types and reduces nasty nitrous oxides (NOx). NOx is the dangerous gas that is affecting the health of many Londoners.

The carbon footprint for heating in homes connected to an energetik network will be reduced by up to 80%*.

So you can feel good about being part of something that’s helping your local environment, while knowing you’ve got a safe, reliable and economic heat supply.

Businesses that connect will benefit from a reliable supply of low-carbon heat to the capacity they need. Businesses can reduce their carbon footprint for heating by up to 50%* helping them to meet present legislation, while also helping to improve the local environment.

*based on our calculations required by building control.


We’re part of something bigger

As your local energy company, energetik is part of something bigger: as one of more than fifty sustainability projects that are part of ‘Enfield 2020’. Our community energy network represents just one of the innovative steps that Enfield council is taking to help improve the lives of residents, the local economy and the environment.

Carbon savings (CO2)

Homes connected to the Meridian Water heat network will produce up to 80% less carbon dioxide emissions than if they had traditional heating systems. This great saving will come from making use of low carbon heat that would otherwise be wasted, from industrial processes on Edmonton EcoPark.

Meanwhile, homes at the Arnos Grove and Ponders End heat networks will create 58% less carbon dioxide (CO2.) The carbon saving is less than at Meridian Water because the other networks will use quality assured gas-fired boilers and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) as their heat sources. It’s still a significant reduction in carbon emissions compared to a typical central heating system.

The graph below shows the amount of CO2 we will save as more homes connect to the community heat networks.

 

Graph showing carbon dioxide savings from homes connecting to energetikBusinesses benefit too. Every business is different, so the exact amount of carbon that commercial customers can save by connecting to energetik’s heat network will depend on the business’ size, heat use, type of premises, and other factors. But we can say that businesses will be able to improve their carbon footprint for heating: by up to 50%.

Nitrous Oxides (NOx)

Local air pollution from nitrous oxides (NOx) is a huge issue in London, with official government figures suggesting that 4,000 people die prematurely each year from air pollution across the capital [reference]. Our networks will play a major role in reducing NOx levels in Enfield.

By the time the 10,000 new homes are built at Meridian Water, the networks will remove 2.175 tonnes of NOx from the atmosphere each year. The saving comes from heating homes by connecting to our network instead of having individual gas boilers.

Find out more about Meridian Water: click here

The graph below shows how the amount of NOx we save increases as more homes connect to the community energy networks.

Graph showing nitrous oxide savings per year from homes connected to energetik