GreenSCIES is an innovative project, coordinated by London South Bank University and the London Borough of Islington, and partly funded by InnovateUK. GreenSCIES is finding ways of heating homes and businesses in Islington from waste heat through a low temperature, fifth generation heat network. This network will be integrated with the supply of power and mobility, to make the best use low cost, low carbon energy.
Our vision is that we can provide clean, cost-effective heat to over 50,000 consumers across Islington, feeding into the Borough’s Vision 2030 for net zero, and can then replicate this across other parts of the UK, including Sheffield and the West Midlands. Sources of waste heat can be diverse, ranging from the London Underground to data centres in Islington, and from industrial processes to mine water in disused collieries further afield.