Sustainable energy use means more plumbing connections


At a recent visit to the Cloughjordan Eco village we saw how a sustainable community requries a new generation of water cylinders which connect to a district heating system. These 800 litre tanks contain a smaller 250 litre tank for domestic hot water and the outer tank is used for underfloor heating or radiators.

The image above only shows 30% of the connections to the tank. This evolution in heating design is matched by the evolution in heating controls which students of the Smart Sustainable Energy degree will study.


  1. Sinead says:

    Dear Liam,
    I work for Euroheat& Power and international association that unities providers of District Heating and Cooling in Europe and beyond. We are Brussels based. If you ever need information, statistics, technology updates etc on District Heating and Cooling, don’t hestitate to get in touch.
    Kind regards,

  2. liam noonan says:

    Hi Sinead,
    That would be great we will use the data for our Smart Sustainable Energy Degree.

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