District heating systems

District heating systems serving the assessed building must be assessed for NOx emissions.

  • Where the developer has no choice over this connection, the maximum number of credits available for the asset type is awarded for this issue.
    For instance, the connection is mandated by a local authority or other statutory body.
  • Where the developer has choice over their connection, the district heating system must be assessed against BREEAM criteria.
    This is regardless of any incentives to connect.
14-Dec-24 - Wording clarified.
07-Dec-17 - Reference to NOx emissions clarified