Low-carbon heating solutions company, ZERO, has added its voice to the growing district energy movement by joining the UK District Energy Association (ukDEA).

The ukDEA was created to bring together developers, operators and partners connected with the UK’s largest district energy schemes. It aims to promote district energy as a means of delivering significant carbon savings, as well as establishing a direct link between government and industry.

District heating schemes provide heat to multiple properties or dwellings from a single source, and have the potential to deliver significant carbon savings, as well as reduce fuel costs for occupants. ZERO has supplied heating appliances for a number of district heating schemes, and has witnessed the benefits that such schemes can deliver for both scheme managers and residents.

ZERO’s managing director, Finian Parrick, explains: “Joining the ukDEA is a natural next step for ZERO, enabling us to add our voice to that of other partners, owners and operators who extol the virtues of district energy schemes. It also puts us in a position to be able to engage with the decision makers responsible for shaping future energy policies. We hope our involvement – and that of our fellow ukDEA members - will contribute to a better future where our ever increasing demand for heat and energy is not met at the expense of the natural environment.”