District Heating

District Heating

District heating is the use of a centralised boiler installation to provide heat to several buildings. This can be a combined heat and power plant (CHP) or heat only using Biomass.

District heating is the use of a central heat source to provide heat to a number of buildings via a pre-insulated pipe network. Dramatic improvements in energy efficiency can be gained by producing heat on a local level. There are also maintenance benefits and cost reductions in having one single plant.


District heating plants can provide higher efficiencies and better pollution control than localized boilers.

The heat is often obtained from a  biomass boilers, heat-only boiler stations, and heat pumps are also used.

District heating with combined heat and power (CHP) is the cheapest method of cutting carbon emissions, and has one of the lowest carbon footprints of all fossil generation plants.


At Ecosmart our District Biomass Heat Pods are the ultimate solution for when space is an issue. They can house a boiler from 60kW to 995kW in size as well as a built-in fuel store.

The Heat Pod is an ‘all-in-one’ structure housing a plant room and fuel store. Our equipment is specifically designed to meet the needs of schools, offices, visitor centres and hospitals. We manage the project from design to commissioning and maintenance. This ‘off the shelf’ solution is compact, efficient and reliable with quality engineering at every level.

Why district heat?
  • Heat networks can be supplied by a diverse range of sources i.e. Biomass, Heatpumps & CHP
  • Significant energy bill savings.
  • Produces no Co2, reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Teamed with our technologies, energy savings can be optimised- including free hot water.
ETA Biomass Heatpod Solution
  • We offer bespoke heat pods that can offer a ‘plug and play’ option
  • Compact when space is an issue
ETA Biomass heatpod