Rauthermex Plus chosen for heating installation in Glasgow

Rehau’s Rauthermex Plus pipework has been chosen for a district heating installation in Glasgow, which aims to provide more than 350 homes with affordable, low-carbon heating.

In 2016, Glasgow Housing Association announced it had secured a £2.5m grant from the Scottish government’s Local Energy Challenge Fund and funding from Glasgow City Council to put towards a £5m project to upgrade the heating systems installed in the Hillpark Drive accommodation. The project’s objectives were to help provide affordable heating for its social housing tenants, reduce carbon emissions and make the estate more sustainable.

After speaking to Rehau about its district heating offer, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff decided to specify more than 1km of Rauthermex Plus to be used on the Hillpark Drive project.

This district heating system served predominently by the air source heat pump will help provide heating and hot water to the residents of Hillpark Drive and Pentland Road at ‘affordable rates’ to help tackle fuel poverty.