- Model supply agreements and partnership contracts
- Quality standards for both boilers and fuels to support agreements
- Bio-heat specification guide for designers, architects and specifying clients
On this page you will find the contracts guide, standards guide, market report, and specification guide.
Model supply agreements and partnership contracts
This guide draws on the experience in Sweden and Austria, to develop a business focused guide on market structures, partnership models and long-term agreements. The types of agreements and contracts covered are:
- Fuel supply and quality contracts;
- Partnership agreements between boiler manufactures and installers;
- Maintenance and support contracts;
- Integrated heat contracts covering the whole supply chain;
- ESCO and community ownership models;
The guide contains an overview of the information and set of template agreements and contracts that can be used by businesses, and information on costs and economics where relevant.
Quality standards for both boilers and fuels to support agreements
This guide pulls together all the information available on fuel and technology standards relevant to the bio-heat supply chain, in particular the ongoing work at the European level. It covers fuel quality standards, fuel storage standards, boiler efficiency standards, emissions standards and reliability standards. It is presented in a commercially-orientated guide that can be used by businesses in setting up partnership agreements to ensure quality and reliability of the products being supplied through the supply chain.
Bio-heat specification guide for designers, architects and specifying clients
This is a guide specifically for architects, designers and specifying clients who will be the direct interface with the final end-user. This is the last link in the supply chain and they need to be fully aware of the key issues around efficient supply, installation and fuelling of bio-heat systems, as a lack of understanding of these key issues that lead to poor installations and dented consumer confidence. The guide is also useful for installers, especially new market entrants, to ensure they understand the full range of issues around installing, maintaining and fuelling a biomass boiler. It is often this other links in the supply, that the designer or install have not considered that will cause problems land dissatisfaction from the end-user
The guide covers system design issues, relevant legislation, quality standards and cost information, and information on how to set up long-terms fuel supply contracts.